Experiences emanating from Spain have claimed Bilbao are lining up a shift for Arteta as a substitution for Ander Herrera subsequent his departure to Manchester United.
Arteta's extended - expression long term at Arsenal has been the subject matter of speculation, with the 32- 12 months - outdated coming into the closing yr of his contract and as still no talks over a new deal.
However, Arteta's agent Inaki Ibanez insists speak of a shift to Bilbao is incorrect and that the playmaker has no interest in leaving Arsenal.
Questioned about desire from Bilbao, Ibanez advised El Mundo Deportivo: "This is totally false. Mikel has no interest in leaving Arsenal."
Arteta, who was born in San Sebastian, put in 1 year with Bilbao's rivals True Sociead in 2004 ahead of shifting to England with Everton.