Monreal established himself as a regular part of Arsenal’s backline this season and is now hoping to sign a new deal despite reports the Spaniard could be offered a return to his homeland.
“I have one more year on my contract and I would like to stay at Arsenal,” the 29-year-old told Sport 360. “I am very lucky to play for Arsenal, and am very happy to play for Arsenal.
“I would like to stay. If the boss (Arsene Wenger) wants me to stay, I will do as I am very happy. I only have one more year left on my contract. I am really happy and would like to stay at Arsenal.
“I am in contact with the club. My main intention is to stay at Arsenal, I hope I can extend my contract.”
Monreal added of Kieran Gibbs, his rival for the left-back spot: “Kieran is an amazing player. I can imagine it is really difficult for the boss to choose between Kieran and me.
“Obviously in football, only 11 players can start the game. The boss can choose between him or me. I think this is a good thing for the team. I have to give my best every day in training, or I wouldn’t play.
“I think in this position, we are lucky as we have two good players. I have played a lot of games this season, I would like to continue.”