​Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has insisted that he has ​no intention of leaving the club in the ​summer transfer window even if the expected transfer of Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney goes through.


The Gunners have made a couple of bids on Tierney in an attempt to bolster their frail defence, but for now they are yet to agree a deal with Celtic. If all parties do reach an agreement, it might spell lesser time for Monreal in the first team.


However, the Spaniard is not too concerned about the prospect of fighting for a place in the team, and said that the club would need him either at left back or as a central defender. 



"That's all rumours," he is quoted as saying by Football.London. "I belong at Arsenal. I still have a contract. My idea is to stay here. It's a great club and I feel really comfortable playing for Arsenal. My idea is to continue playing here."


"My position has always been left-back, this is the position I enjoy most," Monreal added. "Football is changing, obviously sometimes our centre-backs have got injured in the last few years and the manager has decided I have to play in that position. That's what I did but my position, and where I enjoy playing, is left-back."


With Laurent Koscielny choosing to go on a strike, Monreal will certainly be one of the players manager Unai Emery will look to help him in the centre of defence. As such, Arsenal will not look to selling the Spaniard, but considering they might have to raise money through sales, anything can happen.