Not for the first time, Nacho Monreal is being linked with a move back to Spain with Real Sociedad said to be interested (again).
A return to the Basque country has often been mooted over the past couple of years, and with Arsenal now facing a left-back surplus, it might be the right time for him to go back home.
However, despite signing Kieran Tierney for £25m on deadline day, the Scottish international is still some way from full fitness, so the likelihood of any deal going down before we play the first North London derby of the season is slim.
That game takes place on September 1st, and the window closes on September 2nd as we then head into the first Interlull of the season.
The 33 year old – who turns 34 in February but until then remains 33 because that’s how it works – is no stranger to a last minute transfer. His arrival in North London from Malaga in January 2013 took place on deadline day.
It also remains to be seen if Unai Emery is prepared to sell one of his captains, as well as a solid, reliable, experienced defender who can also play in a back three if required.
Perhaps he might choose instead to move on Sead Kolasinac, who would command a reasonable fee, and keep hold of the veteran Spanish international. Whatever happens though, it seems like having three left backs in the squad is one too many, so some kind of outward movement is likely.