Arsenal has been quite active in the summer transfer window, acquiring crucial players like Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos, and many other promising prospects. The Gunners missed out on a Champions League qualification after losing fourth place to Tottenham in the Premier League table. However, it seems like Mikel Arteta and the Gunners are determined more than ever to turn things around this season. Moreover, the team\’s technical director, Edu, is actively looking to unload Arsenal players whose service would not be required by the team.
Amid all the transfer discussions, former Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal announced his retirement from professional football. The Spanish footballer played with the north London club from 2013 to 2019. The 36-year-old took to Instagram to share a video about his long journey into the world of football. Nacho wrote that he had played football for 36 years along with 16 years as a professional. He had never imagined the way he squeezed his body and pushed it to the limits.
However, his knee sent him a loud and clear message that it was time to stop. The Spaniard insisted that he did not feel frustrated, listened to the call, and thanked his knee for the adventurous journey. Monreal felt one stage was over while another awaited him ahead. Nacho added, \”And that gives me peace of mind. Life is a gift, and I like to be grateful. Thank you.\”
Moreover, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claimed that the Gunners\’ major priority was still the outgoings during the summer transfer window. Romando revealed that Runarsson had been signed on loan to Alanyaspor after Torreira and Pablo Mari. In addition, Hector Bellerin is working on contract termination and returning to Spain soon. However, Romano insisted that Edu and Mikel Arteta were still exploring options for another Arsenal signing. However, their potential targets are always under the radar.
Patrick Vieira Thinks Arsenal Would Be In Contention For Premier League Title This Season
Crystal Palace manager Vieira names Arsenal to be one of the favorites this season in the English league. Vieira told that playing against the two teams fighting for the Premier League would be challenging. However, Patrick insisted he was more concerned about the performances instead of the points. As per Vieira, his team showed character, personality, and discipline during the game against the Gunners. He added, \”And of course, the game against Arsenal overall, especially in the second half, was a good performance.