After a new contract for Nacho Monreal was announced on Tuesday, the Spaniard spoke to Arsenal.com.
The long-term contract is brilliant news for Arsenal fans, as the defender has been in superb form all season.
A tricky first couple of years saw Monreal battling with Kieran Gibbs for the left-back slot. With an injury crisis occuring at the back, it was actually a spell at centre-half that saw Monreal underline his credentials just over a year ago. Ever since he has been undroppable, playing every Premier League game so far this season.
“I’m very happy with my performances this season,” said the Spaniard. “At the beginning it was difficult because I was a new signing and I didn’t speak English.
“But now I feel more comfortable with my team-mates and with everything in general so that has helped me to play better because I have more confidence in myself.”
Thrown into the team in February 2013, Monreal had some questionable performances but he didn’t speak a word of English at the time. Now settled in England, the 29-year-old has arguably matured into the finest left-back in the Premier League.
He puts his contract renewal down to his relationships with the his team-mates, the fans and Arsène Wenger but, in truth, it’s because he’s been fantastic. The news that we’ll be watching him for a few more years yet is very exciting indeed.Click here for reuse options!
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