A move to Rangers for Jon Toral appears to have taken a big step forward after the Gunners recalled the midfielder from Granada.
Arsene Wenger opted to allow Toral to join the Spanish side on a season-long loan deal last summer, but the agreement contained an option allowing Arsenal to recall him in the winter transfer window.
That has now been activated, with Toral heading back to Arsenal following the end of his loan spell with Granada.
He is not expected to stay at the Emirates Stadium though as Wenger has admitted a loan to Rangers is on the agenda for Toral, with the Arsenal boss believing it would represent a good move.
It remains to be seen how quickly Toral's move to Ibrox can be completed as Rangers could well deploy him in a friendly this coming weekend.
Mark Warburton's Scottish giants are in action against Bundesliga high-flyers RB Leipzig and the Gers will already have one new boy on show in the shape of Emerson Hyndman.
The young American midfielder has completed a loan move to Rangers for the rest of the season from Premier League outfit Bournemouth.