Arsenal fans were worried after fullback Nacho Monreal was linked with an exit from the club back to him home country Spain.
According to reports in the Express, Real Sociedad want to push through a deal as soon as possible as they want the 33-year-old to make his debut on Friday evening.
It is thought the Spanish club have offered the Arsenal man a two-year contract with an option to extend it for a further year.
Monreal has started every game this season, including the most recent 3-1 defeat away to Liverpool.
The Spain international has enjoyed a successful time in North London, winning three FA Cups and three community shields.
An exit for Monreal means Sead Kolasinac would be Unai Emery’s only fit option at left-back.
Fans are understandably worried due to the injury situation at the club, and took to Twitter to tweet their reaction.
Here is a selection of tweets from Gooners:
— Tony Agbo (@ThonyAgbo) August 28, 2019
Keep him til the end of the season. No point losing him now if he’s going on a free anyway.
— UpTheArse3 (@UpTheArse3) August 28, 2019
Don’t want to lose Nacho. Still decent in 2 positions at his age.
— Brendanzzzzzzz (@Brendannzzzzzzz) August 28, 2019
Kolasinac couldn’t even step up in the Europa final, what makes them think he’ll step up now?
— •🇦🇴Frisco🇲🇿• (@AFC_Zanah) August 28, 2019
If he wants to go then fair enough but if we’re doing it for the sake of getting a couple of £m in the bank then it’s ridiculous. Been one of our most consistent players over the last few years and I’d much rather keep him as back up for Tierney over Kolasinac!
— Neil Males (@neiltetrabrazil) August 28, 2019
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Should really be done in January, even for a lower fee. Xhaka will have to be emergency backup again until Tierney is fit…
— YSK (@tfpyo89) August 28, 2019