Gunners swoop for Monreal

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Arsenal left it late but managed to get a signing in before the transfer window shut, securing defender Nacho Monreal from Malaga on a long-term contract.

The Gunners announced the move on their official website just as the deadline approached, saying they had paid an undisclosed fee for the 26-year-old.

The Spain left-back arrives at the Emirates Stadium at a perfect time for manager Arsene Wenger, who lost Kieran Gibbs for three weeks with a thigh injury on Wednesday night.

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