Real Sociedad look to have been successful in getting the signature of veteran Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal in a bid to bring the defender back to Spain, according to Diario Vasco.
The two clubs had discussions over a deal for Monreal, who has one year left on his contract in north London.
The Spaniard would have made 7 years at the club in January and has been a diligent servant for the Gunners and many will appreciate how professional he has been even at the desire to leave for Spain.
Monreal is likely to see his first-team chances decline at the Gunners with fellow left-sided defenders Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney ahead of him in the pecking order.
Monreal has started all three Premier League games this season, with Kolasinac largely absent over security fears after an incident involving himself and team-mate Mesut Ozil.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international was on the bench for the 3-0 defeat at Liverpool.
Tierney, a £25million summer signing from Celtic, is also awaiting his club debut as he works towards full fitness and could resume training in late September.
The 33-year-old has made 250 appearances and scored 10 goals since joining the Gunners from Malaga in 2013.
He began his career at Osasuna and has earned 22 international caps since his debut in 2009.
Monreal is thought to be keen on a return to his native country and would provide experience for the La Liga side.
The timing for his departure couldn’t be any trickier for the Gunners with them slated to face off against bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspurs over the weekend. The Gunners have already suffered at the hands of Liverpool and will be looking to bounce back against bitter rivals to keep within top teams Liverpool and Manchester City.
Kolasniac will have to step up and take the responsibility of playing in the 4 man defence till Kieran Tierney is fit enough to fixture for the Gunners.
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