Transfer guru Monchi is being heavily linked with Arsenal as the club look to replace Sven Mislintat.
His departure from Italian side Roma has now been confirmed, with a move to London appearing inevitable.
After success at Sevilla and Roma, Monchi is widely regarded as one of the best in the world of football transfers.
Known for his ability to not only spot talent, but he is also able to negotiate a good deal to ensure his club are not overspending unnecessarily.
With a move to London looking increasingly likely, we take a look at some of the players that the club could sign off the back of his arrival.
It feels like Steven N’Zonzi has been linked with Arsenal nearly every year now.
He’s been a player that has been on the club’s radar for some time and they could now pursue a deal once again.
Should he make the move, Monchi will have the advantage of negotiating with his former club.
Another Roma player who could be on Arsenal’s radar is Cengiz Under.
While Arsenal’s interest in N’Zonzi may have passed, Under is certainly a player they have been looking at more recently.
It has been widely reported that the Gunners are among the teams looking to sign Under, but Roma want to tie him down to a new deal.
Roma have been known to drive a hard bargain and having Monchi on board could do big things for Arsenal in their pursuit of the Turk.
Nicolo Zaniolo could be another option for Arsenal if they want to sign a player from Roma.
The Italian has burst onto the scene this season and is quickly emerging as one of Roma’s brightest young talents. He’s a player Arsenal are certainly aware of after scouting both him and Under this season.
The Serie A side are going to face a fight to keep hold of him if he continues to impress.
A potential bargain could come in the form of Sevilla’s Pablo Sarabia, from another one of Monchi’s former sides.
The Spaniard is enjoying a stellar campaign in La Liga this season and reportedly has a release clause in the region of €18 million. Bargain.
Who else but Ever Banega? The classy midfield maestro has continuously been linked with a move to London since Unai Emery took the job.
A favourite under the Spaniard at Sevilla, Banega is a player that Emery knows well. A deal could finally go over the line with Monchi driving negotiations.
Arsenal are facing competition from Bayern Munich for Nicolas Pepe and they’re going to need to pull something out of the bag to keep him from the clutches of the Bavarian side.
Beating Bayern to the signing of the inform Ivorian would certainly be a good way to kick off his Arsenal career, if he does, in fact, join from Roma.
Christopher Nkunku is a player that Arsenal were heavily linked with in the summer and the Gunners could decide to go back in for at the end of the season.
His game time in Paris has hardly increased this season, but it remains to be seen what the French giants’ stance is on his future.
Luka Jovic is one of the Bundesliga’s emerging stars this season. His form in Germany has held to talk of a big summer move, with the Serbian attracting a lot of interest.
Chelsea, City, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all believed to be interested in snapping him up.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka could have a wealth of clubs clamouring to sign him in the summer and Monchi’s expertise could do just the trick for Arsenal. His excellent form for Crystal Palace has made him a man in-demand.