Scunthorpe United boss Nigel Adkins hopes to sign Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury for a second loan spell next season.

He told the Evening Telegraph: "We have asked Arsenal the question about Henri.

"My understanding is they would be quite happy for him to come back here if they decide to release him on loan again. Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham have all looked closely at what we do with players we take on loan.

"But as far as Henri is concerned, he will train with the first-team squad at Arsenal for the first month when the players report back for the new season.

"Then the club will make a decision as to whether he goes back out on loan again."