€15m-rated defender refused to move to Real Sociedad
Arsenal refused to sell Nacho Monreal in this transfer window as Sead Kolasinac had an injury and won’t be able to play until November. Emery needs someone to replace him and Spanish defender is the perfect option. Monreal plays in London club already 5 years and has huge experience. The 32-year-old joined Arsenal from Malaga in 2013 with a £10m deal.
He was an unchanged figure for the club but Kolasinac will replace him in coming years and he should leave the Gunners. But now situation changed and he must play for Arsenal one more year. Real Sociedad had a terrible season in La Liga and started to rebuild the club. After the Gunners rejected offers they signed Real Madrid left-back Theo Hernandez and he will replace Spain international.
In this season Nacho made 43 appearances, scored 6 goals and made 2 assists in all competition. This isn’t a bad result and he can do much more in the next campaign. The 32-year-old is contracted with the club until 2019 and his release clause is the around €15m. Probably he will leave the London in next transfer window.