Nacho Monreal - Why He Is Arsenal's Backbone

Nacho Monreal - Why He Is Arsenal's Backbone

Arsenal can boast quite a few stellar players such as Mesut Ozil, Giroud, Alexis Sanchez, and the like. However, in this mix of players, we often miss out one name that has been the backbone of Arsenal’s defence this season, and he goes by the name of Nacho Monreal. Arsenal had to rush through Monreal’s signing in January 2013, meaning the Spaniard was unable to say goodbye to the Malaga fans and his team-mates before heading to the Emirates Stadium. …
Premier League 2015/16 | Team Of The Season So Far

Premier League 2015/16 | Team Of The Season So Far

With fans mourning the international break throughout the world for various reasons, it's only fair to look back on what's happened in English football till the last weekend and try to find out who's been good at their jobs and who's not been. Although, the season as a whole has not quite been the most scintillating and nerve-wracking in recent times, it's had its fair share of surprising victories and shocking defeats in these opening twelve weeks. So, as far …
Ozil Shines Vs Stoke - Performance Analysis

Ozil Shines Vs Stoke - Performance Analysis

After only seven points from four games and only one non own goal from those four games, Arsenal needed to put down a marker with their performance against Stoke.  They did just that cutting the Potters into ribbons time and time again.  They only finished two of their chances, but they created enough to score six or seven while limiting Stoke to nothing more than half chances. There were a few stand out players in this one, but no one …
The steady improvement of Nacho Monreal

The steady improvement of Nacho Monreal

January 31st 2013 Arsenal fans were clamouring for a signing.  He may not have been who everyone was asking for, but Nacho Monreal was Arsenal's deadline day signing.  The Spaniard came to replace the man himself, Andre Santos, after he proved he wasn't good enough for Arsenal.  He may not have been a glamorous signing, but the Spaniard was a necessary signing. When he first came in, the Spaniard looked solid if unimpressive filling in when Kieran Gibbs was injured. …
Who's the Best Left back? Azpilicueta v Monreal v Rose v Cresswell

Who's the Best Left back? Azpilicueta v Monreal v Rose v Cresswell

There are a number of good left backs, with many of them being English, in the Premier League. It is a position that can be ignored at times, but the likes of Leighton Baines can sometimes have a telling impact on a match. The full back used to be a player who operated purely for defensive reasons, but now they are expected to have a high work rate and be able to run up and down the pitch. They must …
AS Monaco vs Arsenal | Champions League 2nd Leg Preview

AS Monaco vs Arsenal | Champions League 2nd Leg Preview

Having lost the first leg 3-1 at the Emirates, Arsenal face an uphill task when they travel to Côte d'Azur on Tuesday night. The Gunners need to score three unanswered goals in order to advance which seems next to impossible considering how solid Monaco are at the back. The French side however were somewhat lucky to come away having conceded just once because of a bizarrely misfiring Oliver Giroud who had six good chances to get on the scoresheet before being …
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