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Arsenal Pair Strongly Linked With La Liga Switch as Arsene Wenger Continues Squad Re-Shuffle

Gunners duo made available for summer Emirates Stadium exits.

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La Liga side Athletic Bilbao are said to be keen on luring Nacho Monreal and Mikel Arteta back to their native Spain with Arsenal said to have made the pair available this summer according to Goal.com.

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The Basque side saw Ander Herrera leave for Man United and could see experienced midfielder Arteta as a viable replacement, albeit not a long term one given the player’s age.

The 32 year old had an average season last term and constant talk of an apparent interest in Real Madrid’s Sami Khedira is perhaps a sign that Wenger is ready to freshen things up in the centre of the park.

Left-back Monreal has found first team action hard to come by with England international Kieran Gibbs now a firm first choice option for the north London club and as such the former Malaga man may be open to a return to Spain.

Arsenal have spent big thus far this summer and could be keen to trim their squad accordingly and a move to the San Mames would offer Champions League action for the Gunners stars.

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