With the transfer window looming over the horizon, it didn’t take long for the Spanish press to, once again, link Nacho Monreal with a return to the country.

Seemingly displaying a permanent hard-on for Nacho to sign for Athletic Bilbao due to his heritage and the Spanish side’s insistence that they only play players from the Basque region, it is even being claimed that Arsene Wenger is open to letting him leave.

What an absolute load of balls.

Nacho has nailed down the starting spot in Arsenal’s defence and has been one of the most improved players in the current squad.

A real favourite with the fans, Nacho is loving life in London and to think that Arsene would consider letting on of his key men leave, especially in the middle of the season with only Kieran Gibbs as cover, is total lunacy.

These latest reports stem from Fichajes, a website so unreliable they make the Sun seem like the Gold Standard in journalism.

There’s nothing to see here, but that doesn’t mean this rumour hasn’t already spread across the whole of Europe.