The Arsenal manager confirmed that the Spanish left back will be signing a new deal with the Gunners, but said the deal wasn’t fully complete just yet.
When questioned by the press about the deal the Frenchman said:
“We’ll announce that at some stage, when it’s finished. It’s not over the line completely but we’re not far.”
This is what the manager also had to say about Monreal’s recent performances:
“The regularity of his performances, the fact that he has improved every year since he has arrived,”
“He’s not necessarily my first-choice left back. He plays more than Kieran Gibbs at the moment, but I think I am a bit spoiled there.
“Gibbs has come back and he has shown again on Saturday a very, very strong level. That makes my decisions at that level very difficult. But overall, Nacho Monreal has been absolutely outstanding.”