Arsenal to complete deal for BRILLIANT defender!

There have been so many outstanding performers for Arsenal at various stages of this season that the less eye-catching players have maybe gone under the radar and not been given the credit they deserve. With the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud grabbing the plaudits for their scoring exploits and some surprises from the emergence of new stars like Coquelin and Bellerin, poor old Nacho Monreal has been nowhere near any of the player awards.

And after he lost his place in the Spain national side recently, you could have forgiven the Spaniard for feeling a bit sorry for himself, but he has not done that. In fact the left back has been better than ever for Arsenal. When you consider that Kieran Gibbs has improved in recent years and seems to have overcome the injury problems that dogged his early career, the way Monreal has performed to keep him out of the side deserves great credit.

Arsene Wenger is in no doubt about his worth though and is set to reward the 29-year old with a pay rise and a new contract that will keep him at the club for another four years, according to a Metro report. He is likely to keep facing strong competition from Gibbs but that is what we want and the left back position highlights just how strong and deep the squad is becoming.

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13 Comments

  1. misoko says:

    Monreal, is a top class LB! I will play him over Gibbs any day COYG

  2. reddb10 says:

    Yes the team is playing good and Yes our position in the league is great, but stating that Monreal is brilliant?
    Sorry mate but he is simply not.

    1. Sacrificial_Pizza says:

      Do you actually watch the games???

      1. YingYang69 says:

        Reddb10… Brilliant, thats exactly what he has been. When a defender is making no mistakes and stopping crosses at source whilst also joining in attacks… what more do you want, a Roberto Carlos free Kick.

  3. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    The best LB I did see

  4. arsenal47 says:

    I always think Monreal work harder compare to Gibbs. He is totally underated!

  5. butters says:

    Arsenal always transform average fullbacks into among the best in the league

    1. Gunner says:

      …and then they leave…(Clichy, Ashley cole)…

      1. Goonsquad8 says:

        Honestly I didn’t lose to much sleep about clichy he seemed pretty replaceable imo

        1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

          He’s been losing City points for a while now.

  6. Goonsquad8 says:

    I might be wrong but I’m worried about Gibbs he doesn’t seem like he’s improved that much to me in fact I think he’s stagnated. I understand he’s had his injuries which makes it hard to play consistently but he’s 25 now and he still makes so many defensive mistakes.
    I hope shad can iron out his injury problems so he can push on and fulfill the potential that we’ve seen in glimpses for years now

  7. vijaygunner says:

    I bet we all missed him in the first leg against monaco.

  8. Tatek says:

    willngiton silva — in– Podolski— out
    Jemse millner —–in— Filamini —out for me this will be Claver move by Arsenal.
    and also Arteta and le coq will form a good partner ship to give Chelsea a good ran..

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