Spanish international linked to Arsenal announces future decision

Atletico Madrid

Arsenal were linked to Atletico Madrid's Juanfran, but any future transfer appears to be off the cards.

The Daily Mirror reported in mid-August that Arsenal were monitoring Spanish international right-back Juanfran and considering a move.for him.

Bacary Sagna's uncertain future, with the Frenchman still not having agreed a new contract, made such contingency plans a possibility.

Reports over the past week have claimed that Sagna is to be offered a new contract, and over in Spain a similar path is the case for Juanfran.

The 28-year-old right-back has been an ever-present this season at Atletico Madrid, and has this week penned a new deal.

He told the official Atletico Madrid website: "I am proud to wear this shirt and this badge for many years."

His deal had been due to expire in 2015, and the £10 million rated 28-year-old has now extended that contract until 2017.

Atletico's sporting director Jose Caminero said: "I am very satisfied with the agreement reached with Juanfran, as he has become a very important player for us, giving us a lot of play on each side, speed, delivery.

"He also conveys much optimism personally because he is a very good player, a great teammate and a person within the group, much loved by the players, the club and the fans."

What does the future hold for Arsenal at right-back? Sagna, Jenkinson, Bellerin, or a new signing? 

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