There were not many Arsenal fans that had heard of Nacho Monreal when he arrived from Malaga three years ago, but he has grown into the role and is now one of the clubs most consistent players after coming to terms with the style of play in the Premier League.
Match Preview: Arsenal v Aston Villa
Aston Villa are Arsenal’s last opposition of a truly disappointing 2015-16 Season, which had promised so much more for the Gunners. Although to be disappointed with Arsenal’s situation, you cannot help but think about how the fans of Aston Villa must feel right now!
The PFA have released their respective team of the seasons for the English divisions, and only one Arsenal star was selected for the final Premier League XI.
Hector Bellerin was our only inclusion in the line-up, but Nacho Monreal has been one of our stand-out stars this term, while Mesut Ozil has been incredible for much of the season.
Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs is claimed to be considering a move away from the club this summer.
The 26 year-old has fallen down the pecking order in North-London, with Nacho Monreal having kept him on the sidelines with very consistent displays this term.
It was a major disappointment to all Arsenal fans when Watford inflicted our first FA Cup defeat in three years just a few weeks ago, but Nacho Monreal reckons that it will be a different kettle of fish this weekend as the Gunners have got bigger fish to fry this time around.
According to the latest Arsenal transfer rumours one of the bits of business that Arsene Wenger, assuming that the Frenchman is going to be in charge for next season, will be doing is to sign a new left back and according to a Daily Mail report we are going to have to do battle with Premier League rivals Liverpool to get the player we want.
I know that a lot of Arsenal fans will dismiss out of hand the idea that Arsene Wenger and his lack of much action in the transfer market has helped the club to challenge for major honours. I was certainly surprised to see the Frenchman only sign the veteran keeper Petr Cech from Chelsea in the summer and then last month we only bought Mohamed Elneny and that was because if a midfield injury crisis.
We all know that the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil is having obne hell of a season in an Arsenal shirt. Because of ouy loyalty to the badge, however, no matter how good we think the creative player is there is always a sense that we might just be seeing things through rose tinted glasses.