Thursday, 31st January, 2013

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of left-back Nacho Monreal from Spanish side Malaga, with boss Arsene Wenger delighted.

The Gunners are paying around the €10M mark for the Spain international and have pounced to bring him to the Emirates Stadium.

The 26-year-old has put pen to paper on what Arsenal have termed a "long-term" deal and the Gunners declare themselves "delighted" to sign the Spaniard.

"We are delighted that Nacho Monreal has agreed to join us. We have been monitoring him for some time now and are really pleased that we’ve been able to agree this move today", Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger told his club’s official site.


"Monreal is a strong left-sided defender with good experience at both club and international level.

"He is a technically gifted player, a good crosser in the final third and strong in the air. Monreal will add quality to our squad and of course, to our defensive unit. We all look forward to him playing for us."

For Malaga, losing Monreal is a blow, but one they have been forced to absorb due to financial difficulties.

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