Unai Emery has argued that 32-year-old left-back, Nacho Monreal deserves a new contract at Arsenal (via Arsenal.com).
He’s been a key player for Arsenal ever since his 2013 transfer from Malaga but Nacho Monreal has been readily linked with a move away from the club.
The 32-year-old has been linked with a potential move to FC Barcelona but earlier in the week, he spoke of his desire to sign a new contract at the Emirates.
The Spaniard’s current deal expires at the end of the season and now, head coach Unai Emery has stated his desire for Monreal to sign a new deal.
“First, I knew Nacho Monreal in Spain when he was playing in Osasuna and in Malaga,” Emery said in his pre-match press conference.
“After six years here, I came and I know him as a new Nacho Monreal.
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“After two weeks, after two months and now, I can say that I am very happy with him because he is 32 years old but I think physically, with his performances with us in matches, he is playing with a very good level.
“I think we need to find a new contract with him to stay with the Arsenal team.”
So, it seems as if Unai Emery is keen on getting a new contract for Nacho Monreal. The 32-year-old has been a key player at the Emirates for a number of years and it’s a real no-brainer to give him a new deal.