It’s that guy again, Ricardo Rodriguez, creeping into Granit Xhaka’s social media pictures.

By creeping, it looks more like he slide along the floor in order to get into Xhaka’s selfie but I’m sure that’s not actually how it went down.

Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for the Wolfsburg leftback in the summer. In fact, everything was looking pretty likely at one stage, especially with our new midfielder, his buddy Xhaka, posing left, right and centre with him on social media. At one stage, he was even commenting on how ‘nice’ it would be to play alongside his Switzerland teammate with the Gunners.

👉Even some entertainment with my friend Ricardo after training for the national team. ⚓#ILLYRIA

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However, for whatever reason, as quickly as the rumours started, they quietened down.

Despite this, it appears that he and Xhaka are still firm friends as they were all smiles as both posed for a picture for social media.

Could Rodriguez still be on Arsenal’s radar? At this stage, I doubt it.