Arsenal determined to sign top quality Nacho Monreal replacement

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According to the Sun, Arsene Wenger has identified Valencia full back Jose Gaya as the man he needs to add the same venom to his team’s left side that Hector Bellerin has added to its right.

The Valencia defender is just 21 but has a lot of top level experience having broken into the team as a youngster. Arsenal’s current options are Nacho Monreal, who is solid but lacking much firepower and already 31; and Kieran Gibbs, whose playing time has gradually reduced over the years as Wenger’s confidence in him has failed.

Los Che are in the middle of several seasons of turmoil at the moment, and it’s quite possible that, with no end to the chaos in sight, players like Gaya will want out.

In fact, with the Spanish side hovering just above the relegation zone, Arsenal might be better off waiting for the summer, when a potential drop to the second division could trigger a serious fire sale of players.

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