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

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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