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Atletico Bilbao are reportedly not prepared to give up their pursuit of Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal just yet, according to reports.
The Spanish club are long-term admirers of the defender and are said to be keeping tabs on his situation. Reports claim they have made signing the fullback a priority target, with a view to making a move in the nearest future.
Recently, Monreal claimed he is happy at the Emirates and wants to stay here for a long time but also refused to close the door on a move to the Spanish club.
“I do not close the door to anyone,” the defender said about a future move to Bilbao.
This has reportedly given the Spanish club hope that a deal can be done and are still keen on the defender. They will explore the possibility of signing the winter , if not, then next summer.
However, there is no need for Gooners to panic, the defender still has three years left in his contract here, so there is no possibility that he will be leaving us anytime soon, considering his importance to our club.
Monreal is a key player at Arsenal, having featured in all but one of our league games this season and I don’t think Wenger will want sell any of our starting xi, considering our ambition to challenge for major honors.