There’s been continuous talk at Arsenal about the arrival of a new director of football, and among the leading candidates is Roma’s Monchi.

If you believe certain members of the British press, the club have narrowed down their search to the final two, leaving the Spaniard to battle it out with their former winger Marc Overmars for the job.

Their ideal scenario would be whomever they decide on to join as soon as possible, but that won’t happen, according to Corriere dello Sport over the weekend.

The Italian newspaper took a look at Monchi’s situation given the Arsenal claims, and the message is clear: he won’t leave until the end of the season.

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This was already touched upon just over a week ago, when it was explained the director of football ‘won’t hesitate to ask for a divorce’ if he feels he’s let Roma down, yet it seems he will finish the current campaign first.

There are mentions of Manchester United and Arsenal reaching out to him in the past, but the 50-year-old will wait until June to sit down and assess his situation.

His relationship with the Serie A club hasn’t gone as smoothly as many anticipated, especially this season, but for now, he remains in Italy.