Unai Emery has confirmed that Nacho Monreal could leave the club before the end of the European transfer window on Monday.
The left-back has been linked with a move back to Spain with Real Sociedad interested, and at his press conference ahead of the derby on Sunday, the Arsenal boss was asked if his compatriot could be on the move.
“Yes, it’s a possibility,” he said, but there was no further information as to when it might happen.
The Spaniard was also asked about the potential departure of Mesut Ozil who has yet to feature this season.
“No, we are not speaking about the possibility he could leave,” he said.
“We’ve finished our transfer window and in Europe it’s going to finish on Monday.
“This week he is training well, he is progressing physically better and doing normal work for us. He is going to be closer for us and available for Sunday I think.”
There may well be other departures with Mohamed Elneny linked with a move to Besiktas, while Shkodran Mustafi is another on the potential departure list.
“We have some players who have the possibility to leave before the window closes,” said Emery.
“The club is working and some players know their situation. My focus and the team’s focus is for the game on Sunday and being very concentrated on Sunday.”