Arsenal have been dealt a big blow following the news that Liverpool have offered Spanish international left-back Alberto Moreno a new contract that will extend his stay at the club beyond next summer.
The news of a Liverpool contract offer was confirmed by Alberto Moreno himself during an interview with a Spanish radio station.
Recent reports had claimed that the Gunners are interested in a move for the player having worked with the Arsenal manager before he left former club Sevilla for the Premier League.
Alberto Moreno won the first of three successive Europa League titles at Spanish La Liga side Sevilla with Unai Emery in charge of the team.
The 26-year-old has just six months left on the five-year contract that he signed when he became a Liverpool player in 2014.
The Reds paid around £12m to secure his transfer from Sevilla during that summer’s transfer market.
Alberto Moreno was the first choice left-back before he was relegated to the bench following the arrival of Scottish international skipper Andy Robertson from English Championship side Hull City.
Several clubs have expressed an interest in Alberto Moreno who also confirmed during the interview that he would wait till the transfer window reopens to make a decision on his future amidst the contract offer from the Reds.
Spanish champions Barcelona, Sevilla and French Ligue 1 club Marseille are some of the clubs interested in Alberto Moreno.