On January 31st, we covered a report from, who claimed that Arsenal are planning to add Monchi to their Spanish influence at the club, which is led by manager Unai Emery and director of football Raul Sanllehi.

The pair are reportedly keen to bring in their compatriot.

Another Italian website Calciomercato [dot com] brings another update regarding the AS Roma director of football’s situation with the Serie A outfit.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side have managed just one league win in this calendar year and the last tie at home ended in a 1-1 draw against AC Milan on Sunday.

It’s claimed that Monchi spent the final minutes of that fixture alone and watched the game on TV from the area which is reserved for club chiefs and guests.

Having invested in too many ‘overrated players’ last summer, things haven’t gone well for Monchi and Roma this season, while Di Francesco’s methods aren’t helping either.

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With his situation with the Giallorossi still uncertain, the report claims the possibility of escaping to England has been a ‘constant thought’ for Monchi.

In the Premier League, Arsenal and Manchester United ‘like’ him and if he decides to part ways with Roma, either of the two clubs could land him.

It’s the Gunners who have been most linked recently, with the claims of the club adding to their ‘Iberian soul’.