Former Arsenal defender announces retiremenet

Former Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has annouced his retirement from football at the age of 36.

The former left-back came through the Osasuna academy and made his name in La Liga with both his boyhood side and Malaga, from whom he later joined Arsenal in a deal worth around £8.5m.

Monreal would go on to spend six years with Arsenal, making 251 appearances before being sold to Real Sociedad in the summer of 2019 with three FA Cups and three Community Shields to his name.

Unfortunately, his return to Spain did not go to plan as he suffered a nasty knee injury in the summer of 2021 which…


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