Arsenal supervisor Arsene Wenger has paid tribute to Nacho Monreal, labelling him as one in all Arsenal’s ‘silent leaders’.
Monreal put in a man-of-the-match efficiency for the Gunners on Wednesday night time as they got here from behind to beat Chelsea and e-book a spot in subsequent month’s League Cup remaining. It was Monreal’s header which ricocheted off two Chelsea defenders for Arsenal’s equaliser after Eden Hazard had given the guests the lead.
Nacho Monreal – MOM
Touches 91 (most in match)
Passing Accuracy: 91%
Interceptions: four (most for Arsenal)
Makes an attempt: 2
Helps Arsenal attain a fifth main Cup Last in final 7 years
Arsenal meet Man Metropolis in a significant Cup Last for 1st time pic.twitter.com/LvZ1HpZ3ae
— Sky Sports activities Statto (@SkySportsStatto) January 24, 2018
Monreal arrived on the Emirates as a comparatively low-key signing from Malaga in 2013, however has since made almost 200 appearances for the membership, and is one in all Arsenal’s most constant performers.
“However our job is about efficiency and I just like the phrase of silent leaders. Individuals who come, carry out, they don’t speak, they go house they usually come within the subsequent morning, practice effectively and the subsequent day they do it once more.
“They’re the actual leaders within the groups.”
After his position in Arsenal’s equaliser towards Chelsea, Monreal continued to be a menace going ahead.
“We thought it could be the Mesut Özil present, nevertheless it was the Nacho Monreal present. To have the ability to affect a recreation like that from left again may be very, very spectacular.”
– Thierry Henry pic.twitter.com/F5LNLEiceN
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) January 24, 2018
Even Arsenal’s greatest-ever participant was impressed by Monreal’s efficiency.
“To have the ability to give that sense of drive and that dedication to the crew from the left-back place, that was simply wonderful,” mentioned Thierry Henry on Sky Sports activities.
There have been studies that Athletic Bilbao could also be serious about Monreal as a substitute for Manchester Metropolis-bound Aymeric Laporte.