Nacho Monreal Arsenal exit ‘close’ to official announcement

first_imgNacho Monreal Arsenal exit ‘close’ to official announcement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 27 Aug 2019 7:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Nacho Monreal featured for Arsenal against Liverpool but may have played his last game for the club (Picture: Getty)Nacho Monreal is reportedly closing in on a move that will see him leave Arsenal after six years at the club.Monreal arrived at Arsenal back in 2013 and has since become an important member of the squad, making a total of 250 appearances in all competitions.However, the 33-year-old is expected to take a back-up role in the squad when new signing Kieran Tierney regains full fitness.The former Celtic full-back is set to return to full training after the international break and reports in Spain suggest Monreal is ready to call time on his Arsenal career with just one year remaining on his current contract.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT 1 min. story Unai Emery appears happy for Monreal to stay but will respect his wish to leave (Picture: Getty)‘This is one issue we need to speak in the next few days because in Europe they don’t finish the transfer window yet, but we are going to speak about all the situations and the possibilities.‘It’s the reason I was speaking about it not being normal that we finish two weeks ago in Europe because the squad is not completely closed for us at the moment.‘Some players can leave but we cannot sign another and it depends a little over the next days how we can decide about some circumstances with some players.‘With Nacho one possibility is open and we are going to speak about that.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Full Screen PLAY About Connatix V67539 More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAccording to Spanish radio station Onde Vasca, Real Sociedad are extremely keen to offer the Spain international a way out and have put a two-year deal on the table with an option for a further year.Monreal himself is also supposedly extremely enamoured with the prospect of a return to Sociedad and the Basque country, having been born not far away in Pamplona and having started his career with Osasuna.Emery has already confirmed that Monreal could leave and that talks would have to take place between player and manager.‘[Monreal] made a very big match and he’s a very big professional for us,” Emery said after the 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Saturday. Video Settings Advertisement Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Hasselbaink: Ranieri will be a hit

first_img “At the end of the day we have to look if they have players who can improve you. That’s what it’s all about.” Hasselbaink is preparing for Burton’s first ever campaign in Sky Bet League One this season with the club training at St George’s Park after renewing their deal with Perform and believes it gives them perfect preparation. “It helps magnificently, the pitches, the gym, all the stuff which Perform gives us is very helpful and needed,” he added. “It’s a magnificent facility. Not a lot of clubs in League One have what we have.” Perform, the official healthcare provider for St. George’s Park, will continue their recovery specific research programme as part of the deal with The Brewers. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has backed Claudio Ranieri to be a hit at Leicester – and build bridges with the Foxes’ fans. Pearson was sacked last month – despite keeping the club in the Barclays Premier League – after a breakdown in relations with the board during a season where he told a fan to “f*** off and die”, launched a bizarre ostrich rant at a journalist and grappled with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur. Pearson’s exit came after his son James, along with team-mates Tom Hopper and Adam Smith, were sacked for their part in a sexually-explicit video in which racist language was used during a post-season trip to Thailand. But Hasselbaink, who also worked with Ranieri at Atletico Madrid between 1999 and 2000, thinks his former manager will help to smooth things over at the Foxes. He said: “Claudio is someone who has experience all over the world – France, Italy, Greece. Why would he not be successful? He knows the English culture and that is what he has got ahead of others who come over. “As exciting it is for him it will also be for the club but you always have something to prove in football, every time you wake up you have to prove yourself. “He is someone who communicates very well with people around him – he is very good at that – and he has that charisma. They like him for it and, with the fans, I think he will be a success.” Burton boss Hasselbaink would also not rule out a link-up with Ranieri which could see some Foxes players move to the Pirelli Stadium. “Maybe, we have to have a look at what they have. I have always kept in contact with my old manager and it’s a contact I’ll be able to have in the future,” he said. The former Chelsea striker played under the Italian at Stamford Bridge and believes Ranieri can be the perfect fit for Leicester. Ranieri was a shock choice to replace the axed Nigel Pearson last week and signed a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium. Press Associationlast_img read more