Arsenal shock as Nacho Monreal edges closer to the exit
Arsenal (opens in new tab) defender Nacho Monreal could join Real Sociedad in the coming days, report Mundo Deportivo (opens in new tab).
The left-back started the Gunners' victories over Newcastle (opens in new tab) and Burnley (opens in new tab) at the start of 2019/20.
However, Arsenal could be persuaded to sell the Spaniard before the European transfer window closes on September 2.
Monreal's current contract expires in 2020, although the north London outfit have the option of extending it by a further year.
But Real Sociedad are keen to secure the defender's signature as they look to bolster their backline.
And Monreal now looks set to end his six-year stay at the Emirates Stadium next week.
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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).