Nacho Monreal: I am happy to stay at Arsenal for remainder of my contract

Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal has said he wants to stay at Arsenal for the remainder of his contract despite the imminent arrival of Sead Kolasinac.

Monreal, a regular starter at left-back last season, also excelled at wing-back after manager Arsene Wenger made a formation change.

The 31-year-old will face more competition next season, with the Gunners set to sign Kolasinac on a free transfer from German club Schalke.

But he told Spanish news agency Efe he had no plans to move and praised Wenger for the role he has played in his career.

"I have two more years left on my contract, with an optional third, and the idea is to stay here," Monreal said.

"I played in as many games as anyone at the club last season and I have been made to feel an important squad member.

"I feel very happy at Arsenal and I feel important because Wenger has given me confidence.

"I'm aware that football can change, but I'm happy, I played the majority of games, I've felt important and I've felt good."

Monreal, who was called up by Spain for their games against Colombia and Macedonia, said Arsenal had endured an inconsistent season but added that the FA Cup final win over Chelsea made sure it ended on a high.

"We did not meet our goal of finishing in the top four, but we made up for the disappointing league season by winning the FA Cup and we all leave for the summer feeling good," he added.