The Gunners said Monreal, 29, had signed a “long-term” deal but did not disclose the exact length of his contract. Monreal, who joined the north London club from Malaga for a reported #10 million ($14 million, 13 million euros) in January 2013, has been an ever-present in all of Arsenal’s 22 Premier League matches so far this season.
“I’m really happy because my intention was to keep playing for Arsenal. I feel really good playing here,” Monreal told Arsenal Player.
“I have a good relationship with my team-mates and we keep improving year after year,” added the Spaniard, who has won successive FA Cups with Arsene Wenger’s side and displaced Kieran Gibbs as the Gunners’ left-back. “I wanted to stay here and I could extend my contract.
I would like to play here for many more years.” But Monreal said he had found it hard, initially, to adjust to life in England. “I’m very happy with my performances this season. At the beginning it was difficult because I was a new signing and I didn’t speak English.