Transfer balls: Arsenal defender leaves, commits future to Gunners
Other than politics and Her Majesty, only the ending of footballers’ carers occupy the Press. Today the Mirror and other sources tell readers that Arsenal’s Spanish left-back Nacho Monreal is set to sign a new contract. This deal ties him to the Gunners for a further three years.
But before this, those same sources have been full of Monreal’s Arsenal demise.
Daily Star: “Arsenal rocked as Spanish international edges closer to shock exit”
Spanish newspaper Marca claim the 29-year-old, who joined the Gunners in 2013, has agreed a two-year contract with Athletic Bilbao.
Evening Standard: “Arsenal transfer news: Nacho Monreal’s £7m exit looms”
The Metro: “Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal follows Athletic Bilbao on Twitter amid transfer speculation”
The Independent: “Nacho Monreal to Athletic Bilbao”
GiveMeSport.com: “Arsenal agree to sell Nacho Monreal to Athletic Bilbao”
All complete and utter tosh.