Arsenal FA Cup winner rejects new contract & set for summer transfer

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Arsenal may have celebrated an FA Cup win yesterday but they now face the departure of one of their key players this summer after Nacho Monreal turned down a new contract.

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The Spanish international left-back started against Aston Villa in the 4-0 win at Wembley, but may now have played his final game for the Gunners after attracting interest from La Liga side Athletic Bilbao.

This will come as a big blow for Arsenal, who have made Monreal first choice at left-back this season after a string of fine performances to make that position his own against Kieran Gibbs.

As well as a good game in the final on Saturday, Monreal scored the crucial opening goal for Arsenal in their 2-1 quarter-final win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Still, according to Spanish source AS, the 29-year-old is keen on making the move back to his home country, having joined the north London giants from Malaga back in 2013.

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