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.
Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque has overlooked Arsenal trio Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Santi Cazorla for his provisional squad for the upcoming European Championships next month.
Many countries have named their provisional squads ahead of the upcoming Euro2016 tournament in France this summer. Spain have now released the names included on their list, and is does not feature a single Gunner.
Will Arsenal actually sign Morata?
Arsenal have today been linked with Juventus and Spain International striker Alvaro Morata again, for what has already been a rumour for the past few weeks. They do say there is no smoke without fire!
A few years back, there was much made of Arsenal’s “English Core” that was supposed to be the backbone of the England team for this generation, but due to mostly injuries they have rarely all featured together for Roy Hodgson’s side. In fact in the last international break before the Euro2016 actually starts, only Danny Welbeck started for the Three Lions against Germany, and Theo Walcott only got a run out with the second string side against Holland a few days later.
Hector Bellerin has responded to all the speculation surrounding his future by pledging his future to Arsenal.
The full-back has emerged as one of the brightest young talents in the Premier League, and is rated as one of the best players in his position in England currently.
The Spanish international midfielder Santi Cazorla has been a big part of the way Arsenal have performed this season, controlling the central midfield area with his silky skills to add to the steel of Francis Coquelin. The little magician has done a brilliant job of proving that he can hold down that tricky role amid the ferocity and speed of English football.
The Arsenal winger-turned-striker Theo Walcott was given his chance in the middle of the action again in England’s 9th win in a row as they beat Estonia 2-0, with the Three Lions top scorer and captain, Wayne Rooney, absent from the squad-
For any Arsenal fans that do not keep up to speed on the goings on in Spain’s La Liga, you may not have heard of the Celta Vigo and Spain international forward Nolito, real name Manuel Agudo Duran. If so I would advise you to have a look at him over the next couple of weeks because the absence of Chelsea’s thuggish striker Diego Costa from the squad should see him start for Spain. And according to a report in The Mirror, Arsenal are weighing up a transfer move for him.