According to reports emerging from Spain, Nacho Monreal is attracting the interest of Real Sociedad who finished ninth in La Liga last season. The rumours have caused the overriding reaction amongst many Arsenal supporters that they would be fine with the veteran’s departure this summer.
Monreal originally joined the club from Malaga back in 2013 and has gone on to play 248 times in the red colours of North London. The uncertainty surrounding current club captain Laurent Koscielny has meant that the Spaniard is a potential replacement to wear the armband next season. Though, his position in the first-team isn’t guaranteed with manager Unai Emery trying to add Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney to his ranks this summer.
The 33-year-old only has a year to run on his current contract and some supporters see it as the perfect time to sell with one offering to pack his bags for him if needed whilst another suggests they should definitely let him go if they can secure Tierney.
The versatile Monreal played both left-back and centre-back for Arsenal last season and featured in 36 games in all competitions, registering seven assists.
You can read the best selection of tweets from Arsenal fans below:
I’ll pack his bags for him if needed
— GATOR (@jamar146) July 18, 2019
— Invincibles49 (Kroenke Out) (@BadboysLacaAuba) July 18, 2019
We should bin him.
— ?Arome ? (@codedinc) July 18, 2019
He should leave
— BABAKE…DC1X (@IvanHezz) July 18, 2019
Surely we let Monreal go if we can get Tierney…
— Finley_Armstrong (@FA_Analysis) July 18, 2019
— Mubdu (@realmubdu) July 18, 2019
I would rather keeping him instead of Kola who is on hig wages but I reckon that Monreal attracts more interest.
— Lifely (@Lifely99113903) July 18, 2019
Kola and Monreal need to try their hustle elsewhere as their time here has come to an end. Goodluck to them and I wish them well as they have served well but it’s time to move on.
— Maxwell Okeke (@Maxwell_Ugonna) July 18, 2019