Alberto Moreno has agreed to return to his native Spain to join La Liga outfit Villarreal following his release from Liverpool, according to ESPN.
The man Spotrac claim earned £65,000 a week at Anfield last season is a free agent from the start of July and will get away from the Premier League glare.
But the Daily Mirror reported earlier this month that Arsenal were sniffing around the defender as they seek to improve their backline on a relatively small budget.
The Gunners look to have turned their attention to Celtic’s Kieran Tierney, leaving Moreno free to go back to Spain, where he shone with Sevilla.
Arsenal would have been better off sticking with their existing left back options of Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal as opposed to going for Moreno.
So their supporters will no doubt be relieved that links with a move to the Emirates Stadium have proved unfounded.
Taking a liability from a domestic rival would have been counter-intuitive even if the opportunity to get an international defender on a free transfer may have appealed to a side short on cash and keen to improve at the back.
Getting Tierney through the door would be a major boost for Unai Emery and a major upgrade on both Monreal and Kolasinac.