Arsenal Pulled The Plug On Monchi Talks – Report

By The Editor
on 19th March 2019

Monchi rejoined Sevilla this week despite receiving an offer from Arsenal to become our director of football…


Monchi was reportedly set to join Arsenal as a director of football following his departure from Roma, but the Spaniard ended up rejoining his former club, Sevilla.

Monchi, formerly known as Ramón Rodríguez Verdejo, stated that he had a lucrative offer on the table from us but after careful consideration, he decided that the project at Sevilla was more attractive for him.

Indeed, the highly influential figure wasn’t exactly leaving Rome in a blaze of glory with the Italian giants in danger of missing out on a Champions League place for the first time since 2014.

Star players like Mo Salah, Allison and Antonio Rudiger have been sold for huge fees without adequate replacement, and Roma President James Pallotta regrets Monchi’s tenure at the club.

“He asked me to trust him and let him do it his way,” Pallotta was quoted as saying in the Washington Post.

“We gave him complete control and now we have more injuries than we’ve ever had and are in danger of missing out on finishing in the top three for the first time since 2014.”

Despite that, Monchi has given the world the impression that he rejected our advances, but The Telegraph’s Jason Burt understands that it was the club that withdrew their offer.

The reliable journalist claims that information didn’t come from Arsenal, so it cannot really be dismissed as a case of sour grapes.

According to Jason Burt, Arsenal grew tired of Monchi’s ‘prevarication’ and it seems that an immediate alternative won’t be sought before the summer’s transfer window.

That will leave Raul Sanllehi and Huss Fahmy, along with head coach Unai Emery, as our only senior figures ahead of what looks to be a very crucial window.