The 2015-16 season in La Liga begins on Friday night at La Rosaleda, with a passionate regional derby between Malaga and Sevilla, who will both be eager to register their first points of the campaign.
One player who will be under the spotlight is Sevilla midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak, who has been continually linked with interest from Arsenal throughout the summer.
On Thursday however, the official Sevilla FC website announced that Krychowiak has been named in the 18-man first-team squad, which will make the short trip south to the Costa del Sol.
The Polish player has now fully recovered from a cracked rib, which has been the cause of his recent absence during pre-season games, rather than his being any closer to a departure from the Sanchez-Pizjuan.
Even though Sevilla have absolutely no intentions of selling the 25-year-old, the rumours and speculation about his future seem to persist.
As recently as during the last twenty-four hours, The Telegraph claim that Arsenal will continue their pursuit of Krychowiak, believing a bid matching his £22m release clause will be submitted, before the transfer window slams shut.
Such reports coming despite comments from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger last week, with a blunt denial that his club are interested in signing the player.
Likewise, it has also been acknowledged by Sky Sports expert Graham Hunter, that Sevilla have neither the desire nor the financial need to sell Krychowiak, who he believes will stay put.