Athletic Bilbao Plan Surprise Move for Arsenal Wide-Man

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La Liga side keen on Emirates Stadium man.

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La Liga side Athletic Bilbao have set their sights on Arsenal wide-man Nacho Monreal according to

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The Basque side are keen to bring in full-back reinforcements and have drawn up a three man wish-list in this regard where Monreal is joined by Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta and Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia.

The 27 year old Spanish international moved to the Emirates Stadium in January and made ten Premier League appearances last season but thus far this term he has found his path to a regular first team berth at left-back firmly blocked by in-form England man Kieran Gibbs.

The former Malaga man is yet to start a Premier League fixture this term and as such his hopes of making Vicente del Bosque’s 2014 World Cup squad may well be in danger, so a move back to his native Spain may well tempt the full-back.

Monreal would qualify in terms of Athletic Bilbao’s strict policy of only using players who are from the greater Basque territory as his birthplace Pamplona is within the boundaries set down by the club.

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