By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger admits that clubs in Spain are interested in signing Manuel Almunia.

The Arsenal goalkeeper has not featured for the first team since the 3-2 defeat against West Brom in September and, in his absence, Lukasz Fabianski has established himself between the posts.

The emergence of Wojciech Szczesny has given Almunia even more competition for his place and, inevitably, there has been speculation over the Spaniard’s future.

Wenger does not know if Almunia will stay at Emirates Stadium but he accepts that the 33-year-old has options.

“Manuel Almunia is a case I will treat with him. It’s up to him [whether he stays],” said Wenger.

There has been interest from Spain but it’s difficult to give a percentage over whether he’ll stay or not.

“It’s never easy [to be out of the team] but that’s part of our job.”

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31 Dec 2010