Real Sociedad are readying a future move for Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta, [football] direct news understands. Gunners midfielder Arteta has been told by the North London club that he will not receive a contract extention, meaning he is free to leave the club when his current deal expires in June 2015. Arteta joined Arsenal in 2011 from Everton and has since 124 appearances for the club but he has recently come under heavy scrutiny from a number of fans attached to the club for what they perceive as ‘dismal performances’. Matter not to his former club Real Sociedad, who are keen on offering Arteta a contract that would see him return to his roots next summer. The 32-year-old was born in San Sebastien but began his career with Barcelona after being spotted at an early age, although he did play for Sociedad for one season in 2004. Watch Arsenal v Man City Saturday or Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday. 24 hour Sky Sports day pass for only 9.99. No contract.