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Monreal happy at Arsenal 0

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Speaking to Evening Standard, Nacho Monreal has revealed he is happy at Arsenal.

The Spaniard has been linked with a return to his native country. Barcelona are said to be looking at him, along with Liverpool’s Alberto Moreno and Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis, as a possible experienced backup option for Jordi Alba while Real Sociedad are also keeping an eye out for any developments.

Barcelona linked with Arsenal full-back 0

Posted on September 12, 2018 by David Nugent

No, not the old recycled story of how Barcelona are looking to sign Spanish full-back Hector Bellerin. It is the Spaniard on the other flank of the Gunners defence that is interesting the Catalan giants.

Yes, Nacho Monreal is interesting the Catalan giants according to the Guardian rumour page, which offers no apologies for the lack of source for their information.

Monreal one of Arsenals most consistent performers

Nacho Monreal does not often receive plaudits for his performances for Arsenal. However, over the past few seasons, he has been one of the most consistent players for the North London side.

Monreal set for contract talks 0

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal is reportedly set for contract talks with the club, amid speculation over his future. In the last few days it’s been said in the media that Barcelona are willing to discuss the possibility of bringing him to the Nou Camp as a back up defender. As much as that seems like a random move on the face of it, this is certainly not an ‘unknown’ thing that we haven’t seen before.

Arsenal in for Filipe Luis? 0

Posted on September 04, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to reports in various media outlets, Arsenal could be interested in signing Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid in January.

The Brazil international would certainly represent a significant upgrade on current contenders for the left-back spot at Arsenal. Sead Kolasinac still hasn’t featured in this campaign due to knee injury he picked up in pre-season. Nacho Monreal has therefore been the undisputed starter on the left defensive flank, and it’s fair to say the Spaniard hasn’t really covered himself in glory so far, despite playing comparatively better than Hector Bellerin on the other side. In fact, probably better than the rest of Arsenal’s back line, though that in itself doesn’t say nearly as much about him as about them.

Arsenal full-back set to miss the start of the season 0

Posted on August 04, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the BBC, Arsenal’s Bosnia and Herzegovina full-back Sead Kolasinac will miss the first eight-ten weeks of the Premier League season through injury. The former Schalke star sustained the knee injury in the Gunners International Champions Cup clash with Chelsea on Wednesday.

The estimated timescale would see the Bosnian missed eight top-flight matches, two Europa League games and the third round of the League Cup. The news is a blow to the player and Gunners boss Unai Emery, who now has a dilemma on the left-hand side of his defence.

Arsenal star set to move to Real Sociedad 0

Posted on July 08, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal’s Spanish international defender Nacho Monreal could be set for a move to Real Sociedad this summer.

The Basque club have sold another Spanish international Alvaro Odriozola to Real Madrid for a reported fee of £30million, so they need a replacement for the youngster. Spanish football journalist Kike Marin is the person responsible for reporting of Real Sociedad’s interest in signing Monreal.

Not in Unai Emery’s plans

The Mirror claims that Monreal is not looking to leave the north London club this summer. In fact, that it could be a battle to persuade the defender to leave North London in the near future.

Wenger successor set to have a transfer budget of just £50million 3

Posted on April 24, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Telegraph, the next Arsenal boss will have just £50million to spend next summer in the transfer market.

The Gunners spent heavily in January signing striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and before that on French striker Alexandre Lacazette. The north London club hierarchy will be aware that the likes Aubameyang, Mesut Ozil and another January arrival Henrikh Mkhitaryan are all on big contracts.

However, they are also sold the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud, which will have cut the wage bill dramatically.

Arsenal eventually overcome West Ham 0

Posted on April 22, 2018 by David Nugent

In the first game since veteran boss Arsene Wenger announced he would leave the club in the summer, Arsenal recorded a 4-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal had the first attempt on goal of the game on nine minutes, as centre-back Laurent Koscielny headed wide of goal from a Granit Xhaka corner kick.

At the other end of the pitch, Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario drew a smart save from David Ospina, while Marko Arnautovic also saw a shot on goal blocked by the Gunners defence.

Injury updates: Lacazette, Kolasinac, Chambers, Bellerin, Monreal 0

Posted on March 10, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal are having an extremely busy period at the moment, being involved in the Carabao Cup final against MAnchester City and a two-leg Europa League fixture against AC Milan, and the injuries that are plaguing them are extremely unfortunate, if maybe not as much unexpected.

The Players

Arsene Wenger revealed that Alexandre Lacazette, who needed a quick surgery on his knee after the North-London Derby, has started training again, but he has ruled out the striker’s return before this month ends. His absence is definitely most felt in the Europa League where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup-tied this season.

Brighton v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on March 03, 2018 by David Nugent

On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal makes the trip to the south coast to face Brighton at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League.

Brighton are currently in decent form, on an unbeaten run of four games in the Premier League, having recorded two wins and two draws. Last time out the Seagulls recorded a potentially vital 4-1 home victory over Swansea City.

The win means that Chris Hughton’s side are currently four points clear of the relegation zone. A win in this game would give the Seagulls hopes of survival a massive boost.



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