Nacho Monreal is arguably one of the most improved Arsenal players in the squad, so it’s great to hear that not only are talks ongoing regarding a new contract, but he’s also desperate to get a deal done, as reported by the Metro.
There were questions over the Spaniard’s suitability for the Premier League when he first arrived, and for a long, long time Kieran Gibbs was our undisputed first choice. Monreal has come on leaps and bounds since his arrival though, and is now one of our most reliable players.
He may be getting on in years, but it’s hugely important that we keep him at the club for a while to come.
The left-back clearly wants to stay too, so it seems only a matter of time before a contract is agreed.
“We are talking [with the club], we need to talk and reach an agreement. I wish that to happen. Of course I’d like to stay here,” he said.
With Monreal on one side and Hector Bellerin on the other, we have an excellent sense of (and I know this sounds a bit contradictory) lopsided balance. The youngster is far more attack minded and creates most of our width on the right, while Monreal is defensively stable and really only operates as an outlet on the left for the most part.
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Hopefully we can tie him down to a new deal soon, and he remains at the club for years to come.