Inverness Caley are swooping for Arsenal striker Phil Roberts.

Terry Butcher has revealed his delight after the Highland club set up a loan partnership with Arsenal that will see youth striker Roberts signing for the SPL side until January.

Caley Thistle have agreed a deal to take a number of the Premier League big guns' young players on loan.

That partnership has already begun to benefit Inverness after Gunners boss Arsene Wenger allowed the 18-year-old to head north last week and the deal is set to be completed in time for Friday's transfer deadline.

Butcher said: "Arsenal have agreed to let Philip sign for us until the next transfer window and we're very grateful for their help.

"This is the beginning of a partnership with Arsenal that will help their younger players gain first-team experience with Inverness Caley Thistle this season and in the future."