Arsenal not only need to sign top quality players this summer but they must also keep their key players at the club as well.
Spanish defender Nacho Monreal was a rejuvenated figure for the North London side last season and the 29-year-old La Roja star is now a vital member of the Arsenal starting XI.
Yesterday, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that he is happy with the performances of Monreal but the left back has not been offered a new contract.
“No. I’m happy with his (Monreal) performances but at the moment we are not in negotiations for a new contract.”
However, Spanish source Fichajes claimed today that Arsenal have finally decided to agree a new deal with Monreal and the Spaniard will seal three year contract soon.
As per the provided link, La Liga side Athletic Bilbao were eager to secure Monreal’s services having already reached agreement with the player but the move is not going to happen now.
As far as the transfer rumors surrounding Karim Benzema are concerned, Arsenal are close to securing the signature of the French international but nothing has been agreed as yet.
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