Arsenal have completed the signing of Malaga left-back Nacho Monreal on a long-term deal.
The Spanish star played 45 times for the La Liga side over a season-and-a-half, but he has now been snapped up by Arsene Wenger in a move worth in the region of £8million.
And French boss Wenger is delighted to have brought in a player who has been on his radar for a while.
"We are delighted that Nacho Monreal has agreed to join us,” he said. “We have been monitoring him for some time now and are really pleased that we've been able to agree this move today.
"Monreal is a strong left-sided defender with good experience at both club and international level. He is a technically gifted player, a good crosser in the final third and strong in the air.
“Monreal will add quality to our squad and of course, to our defensive unit. We all look forward to him playing for us."