Date: 9th January 2019 at 6:00pm
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Arsenal have reportedly triggered the one-year extension clause in Nacho Monreal’s contract, keeping him at the Emirates until summer 2020.

The Spanish left-back’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season, meaning he could sign a pre-contract agreement with another club before then.

However, the Gunners have supposedly taken up the option to extend his stay at the Emirates for another 12 months.

Although there has been no official confirmation from Arsenal yet, sources from the club have reportedly told ESPN that the Gunners have activated the extension clause and will work towards a new long-term deal for Monreal in the future.

The 32-year-old has been in and out of the side this season under Unai Emery, making just 15 appearances in all competitions so far, but the Spaniard has missed several games between October and December due to a hamstring injury.