0Shares0000Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse (L) and Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal vie for the ball during their English Premier League football match on May 10, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, June 7 – Nacho Monreal has spoken out about his future at Arsenal, following the signing of Sead Kolasinac – a player likely to replace him as first choice left-back.Monreal, who has become a regular in Arsene Wenger’s starting XI over the past two seasons, says that while he is aware of the threat that the talented young defender poses to his position at the club, he has no intention of considering a move elsewhere and that he still feels integral to the London club’s ambitions. Speaking to Noticias de Navarra about the Kolasinac signing, the 31-year old was clearly unperturbed by the possibility of the loss of his first XI spot.“I’m very happy at Arsenal and I feel important because Wenger has demonstrated his confidence in me,” Monreal said.“I have two years left on my contract with an option for a third year, and the idea is to continue here.“I’m aware that football can change, but my head is in London. I’m playing and the idea is to continue.”On the topic of the Gunners’ disappointing Premier League campaign, and their subsequent absence from next season’s Champions League tournament, the Spain international was quick to point to the success that the club did achieve in 2016/17 – their victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final.“We haven’t achieved our goal of finishing in the top four, but we made up for it with victory in the FA Cup and we leave with good feelings,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Terrific Techniques scrapbooking class, 10 a.m.-noon at Remember When Scrapbooking, 23407 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Cost: $20. Call (661) 254-7802. Democratic reunion picnic, 4:30-7 p.m. at Bouquet Canyon Park, 28127 Wellston Drive, Saugus. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Summer Fun story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Photography Basics class, noon-3 p.m. today and Aug. 6 at Remember When Scrapbooking, 23407 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Cost:$75. Call (661) 254-7802. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Altered Deck class for ages 9 and up, 10-11 a.m. today-Wednesday at Remember When Scrapbooking, 23407 Lyons Ave., Valencia. Cost: $40. Call (661) 254-7802. Free sports camp, sponsored by Desert Streams Church, for kids in grades 4-8, 7-8:30 p.m. today-Thursday at various locations. Call (661) 251-5641 to register. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Santa Clarita chapter of Century City Ski Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Don Gately at (661) 255-8873. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821. Sierra Hillbillies square dance club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Transfers Kovacic’s agent rubbishes Real Madrid exit rumours amid Man Utd, Juventus & Tottenham talk Chris Burton 17:53 6/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur Primera División Premier League Real Madrid The Croatia international midfielder is among those to have been linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu, but no switch is being planned Mateo Kovacic is not giving any thought to leaving Real Madrid this summer despite links to Manchester United, Tottenham and Juventus, claims his agent.The 24-year-old was a regular in Zinedine Zidane’s plans during the Frenchman’s final season at the Blancos helm, with 36 appearances made across all competitions.He does, however, face fierce competition for places at Santiago Bernabeu and was restricted to just 10 starts in La Liga during the 2017-18 campaign. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now It has been suggested that he could move on in search of more regular minutes elsewhere, with various landing spots mooted across Europe, but his representative has sought to quash the rumours.Nikky Vuksan told Sportske Novosti: “Kovacic made history with Real on Saturday [in the Champions League final] and two days later the media write about a Juventus offer!?“We haven’t thought about leaving Real or interest from other clubs.“But, the summer is long and who knows what can happen after the World Cup.“Also, it is a compliment to Mateo that every summer there are rumours about how the biggest clubs want him, even though he is not in Real’s XI.”Kovacic told 24sata recently that he has been turning a deaf ear to transfer talk for some time, with speculation in 2017 shrugged aside to remain in Spain.He said: “Offers last summer? If Zidane tells you to stay, that you will play and that he has faith in you – you simply stay! It is Zidane!“It was a privilege to hear such words from someone like him, who was one of best ever. And also, it is Real Madrid… how could I leave Real?! It is an honour to be part of this club.”Kovacic remains under contract in Madrid until 2021 so it would take a sizeable offer from any of his suitors to break that agreement.