Nacho Monreal has officially signed for Spanish La Liga side Real Sociedad, a transfer that was widely expected and he leaves with his head held high.
The Spaniard played in 251 games for Arsenal, scoring on ten occasions and won three FA cups since signing for us back in January 2013 from Malaga. Nacho was also a member of the 2018 Spanish world cup squad and appeared for his country on 22 occasions.
He was a good servant for the club and it is a shame he did not get a bigger haul of winners medals, he was always a trier and was a good left-back but it was clear that he was struggling for pace recently and will be far better suited to the slower game in La Liga.
The timing of his departure could have been better, it would have been handy to have him in the squad against Tottenham tomorrow because we are light on the left side of the defence but it is what it is and Arsenal will do just fine without him.
Monreal leaves on good terms, unlike Laurent Koscienly and I am positive that every single Arsenal fan will wish him the very best as he sees out his career back in his homeland.