Reports in Spain have suggested why Arsenal missed out on signing Monchi after the Spaniard completed his return to Sevilla (via Football.London).
Arsenal’s pursuit of a new Technical Director took another turn over the weekend after the club missed out on their number one target.
It seemed like a matter of time until Monchi completed his move to the Emirates Stadium but the Spaniard had other plans.
On Sunday, Monchi announced his intention to return to former club Sevilla, refusing a reunion with Unai Emery.
Now, reports in Spain have shone some light on the deal, claiming that Arsenal initially offered a ‘very low’ salary to Monchi but eventually agreed upon a contract that only needed his signature.
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Insiders told Spanish radio station Cadena SER that Arsenal believed the deal was done and thought that Monchi was joking when he told the club that he was joining Sevilla.
Now, Arsenal will move onto other targets with Marc Overmars cited as a potential appointment.
The former Gunners player is acting as the Director of Football at AFC Ajax but reports in England suggest that Overmars wants a return to the Emirates.
It’s going to be an interesting few months as Arsenal continue their search for a new Technical Director. Many Gunners fans believed that the deal for Monchi was done but the club must now look at other solutions. Marc Overmars seems like a decent candidate but so does the former Gunners player, Edu Gaspar.