Arsenal’s management reportedly sold Nacho Monreal before the club’s clash against Spurs earlier this month in spite of manager Unai Emery wanting to keep ahold of the player until after the match.
The Emirates outfit succumbed to a 2-2 draw with their city rivals in the first north London derby of the campaign a couple of weeks ago, as Unai’s men continued their somewhat impressive start to the campaign.
The match itself was largely even in parts, with both clubs having a host of chances throughout, however ultimately, the clubs ended up splitting points come full time.
However, some Arsenal fans will certainly feel that the outcome of the game could have gone a bit differently had the club’s management been willing to listen to Emery’s pleas.
According to The Athletic, via the Sun, Unai was eager to keep the 33-year-old star at the club in order to play him versus Spurs, with the Spaniard then being allowed to depart for Real Sociedad after the game had been played.
However, as per the same report, Gunners’ board weren’t interested in the coach’s pleas, as they refused to delay Nacho’s move away, selling him just a day before their match.
Although they probably could have used him for their clash against Tottenham, Arsenal’s decision to get of Nacho seems like the right one by all accounts considering their other options at left-back.
The Gunners have both Tierney and Kolasinac to choose from in that position following the Scottish’s arrival from Celtic earlier this summer, something that means Nacho would’ve probably found himself surplus to requirements at the Gunners this summer.