Former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is set to end his unhappy spell at Barcelona and join Roma.

The Belgium international – who played for his country in Euro 2016 – has been given permission by Barca to undergo a medical with the Italian club.

He joined Barcelona from the Gunners in a £15m deal in 2014 but injuries have restricted him to just 11 appearances in La Liga.

Barca confirmed on Twitter: “With the club’s permission, Thomas Vermaelen has travelled to Rome to undergo a medical with AS Roma.”