By 1970's Gooner
Arsene Wenger said he would try and buy a left back but I didn't believe he was being serious. But at last the penny has dropped and he seems to have realised that the 6m he paid for Santos was really a waste of money, space and time.
I was also expecting that being stingy as he is he would opt to play Vermaelen at left back and bring back Koscienly at centre back. Gibbs will be out for only three weeks after all. But again it seems that he may be thinking that Vermaelen and Koscienly are his safest centre back pairing and I would agree with that.
Reports from Spain's AS sports paper say that Cazorla's ex team mate at Malaga is actually in London today to finalise personal terms. The fee is 10m euros or 8.6m pounds.
He is 26 and has been called up in the last Spain squad. Monreal has nine caps and joined Malaga on a five-year deal from Osasuna in 2011.