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The Mirror speculated that Arsenal have fastened their pace in the race for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney after launching £25m bid for the youngster’s signature on Friday.
Despite the Gunners decision to bring the young Scottish defender to the Emirates Stadium this summer as an upgrade to Nacho Monreal, the experienced 33-year-old still wishes to remain at North London and fight for his place in Emery’s team.
Monreal, 33, who was seen as one of Arsenal’s weakest defender last season, has revealed his desire to be with Unai Emery’s team for more seasons.
While speaking with The Mirror over the uncertainty surrounding his future, the Spanish fullback said he desires to be with the team beyond this summer because of his love for the club.
According to him, he is comfortable playing at Arsenal and he’s willing to remain under Emery’s tutelage.
“I belong at Arsenal. I still have a contract. My idea is to stay here. It’s a great club and I feel really comfortable playing for Arsenal. My idea is to continue playing here,” he said.
He, however, revealed Arsenal’s desire to bring more young players into the club this summer as part of Unai Emery’s decision to replace retired and departed players such as Petr Cech, Lichtensteiner and Danny Welbeck before the start of next campaign.
“Obviously, a few players decided to retire. Petrol Cech, [Stephan] Lichtsteiner, and other players changed. That’s how it works in football. One day you’re here, then you’re in another place. But 100 per cent the club is looking for new players. They will come.” he concluded.
The Defender made his debut for the Gunners against Stoke City six years ago, and he’s featured in 184 Premier League games with seven goals.