Arsenal May Accept £8m Bid for Very Average Defender

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Athletic Bilbao are lining up a bid for Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal according to the Metro.

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The 28 year old has been the subject of much criticism this season and though the Spaniard wants to fight for his place at the north London club this source believes Arsene Wenger may accept an £8m bid for his services.

Monreal has seen Kieran Gibbs edge him out of his more familiar left-back berth but has in recent weeks been used at centre-back due to Laurent Koscielny being sidelined with injury.

It’s fair to say the former Malaga man has not impressed in his makeshift role and Arsene Wenger is paying the price for not effectively replacing Thomas Vermaelen, who moved to Barcelona over the summer.

Arsenal paid £8m for Monreal in January 2013 and the defender has looked distinctly average when called upon by Wenger.

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