Arsenal winger Jose Antonio Reyes admits he hopes to seal a move to Real Madrid “as soon as possible”.

Talks between the two clubs about the 22-year-old are believed to be continuing.

“Me and my family are somewhat tense at the moment and want to make sure things don’t collapse,” Reyes told AS.

“I want things to be sorted out as soon as possible and I will have my mobile turned on all day on Wednesday in case there are any important calls.”

Reyes travelled with Arsenal for Tuesday’s Champions League qualifying match against Croatia Zagreb. However, he remained on the bench, increasing speculation that he will leave the club.

Had he played in the match, Reyes would have been cup-tied and therefore ineligible to play in European competition for any other club this season.

“I don’t know if Wenger thought I was ready, but maybe he thought I was too distracted to play,” Reyes told AS.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he left Reyes out of his team because the winger was “unsettled”.

“I feel Reyes, with all the noises made about his transfer with Real Madrid, has been unsettled,” Wenger said.

“I don’t think he had the right concentration. The fact he will be cup-tied did not come into my mind.”

Asked whether he thought Reyes would still be with Arsenal for he start of the new season, Wenger replied: “I am confident, yes.

“I do not send messages out. I send a good team out with chance to win. You can take all the conclusions you want.

“You cannot see behind every decision I make (whether it is) to transfer players.”