Wenger: We have been monitoring him for some time

Arsene Wenger said last night that he was delighted to announce the signing of Spanish defender Nacho Monreal from Malaga, a player he has admired for some time.
The boss appeared to react quickly to the injury suffered by Kieran Gibbs in the Liverpool game which would mean having to rely on Andre Santos for three weeks, but there are suggestions that this was more than just a panic-buy.
Speaking to Arsenal.com, Wenger said:
“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. 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 cou...
 
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