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Nacho Monreal to depart Arsenal?

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Monreal on his way out of Arsenal?

Versatile defender Nacho Monreal could be set to depart Arsenal this summer, as Spanish club Real Sociedad begin talks to sign the 33-year-old player on a 4 million euro deal. Monreal is one of Arsenal's longest serving players and it is understood that the club want him to stay, but the defender is ready to return to his homeland.

According to reports from Spain, Sociedad have been locked in talks with the Emirates club and are close to agreeing a deal for Monreal.

The defender is still seen as an important member of the Gunners' squad, with manager Unai Emery desperate to keep hold of Monreal ahead of this weekend's crunch game in the North London derby against Tottenham.

The player has taken part in every Arsenal game so far this season in the Premier League and proves to be influential in the Gunners' side.

With Sead Kolasinac available and Kieran Tierney expected to eventually fill in the role at Arsenal, Monreal's first-team opportunities are likely to be somewhat limited over the coming season.