Arsenal have struggled to find their feet under the guidance of Unai Emery but improvements were shown prior to the international break following back-to-back wins over West Ham and Cardiff.
The Gunners are seeking a third consecutive win on Saturday when they travel to Newcastle but, amidst their on-field antics, have uncertainty surrounding a number of players – including Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal.
Both players have entered the final 12 months of their deal and, while Ramsey has attracted the most gossip, Monreal has been praised by Emery this week ahead of the trip to Tyneside as the boss urged for him to be handed a new deal.
Signed in 2013 from Malaga, 32-year-old Monreal has been a regular for Arsenal in the past five years and has featured in each of the last three Premier League matches, scoring once.
Arsenal fans had their say on the matter on Twitter, where the majority agreed that the club need to hand extended terms to the Spain international. We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
Make him our winger. He scores lots of goals. More than sanchez
— GOAT Wenger (@GoatWenger) September 13, 2018
EMERY IS REALLY RIGHT
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) September 13, 2018
Best LB in the world. No brainer
— Shafi’e Abdullahi (@Shafka_Gunner) September 13, 2018
#LaCabra is the greatest of all time
— Össil #MerciArsène (@ossgooner) September 13, 2018
We need him at least for another 2-3 years
— Piotr (@piotrxafc) September 13, 2018
Who wouldn’t. LaCabra is one of the leaders of the team. Give him everything he wants.
— Sushil Balakrishnan (@Sushil011992) September 14, 2018
If @_nachomonreal doesn’t retire at the club, i’m going on a rampage
— Maksim (@DimitrovMaksim) September 13, 2018