Tag: nacho Monreal

Top 5 Arsenal Valetine's Day partnerships

Love is in the air at London Colney but which Arsenal players are forming great partnerships?

West Brom performance proves why Arsenal should keep hold of defender

Kieran Gibbs
Kieran Gibbs made only his second Premier League start of the campaign during our Boxing Day victory over West Brom and once again proved why he is a credible replacement for Nacho Monreal, who is three years his elder and has struggled for consistency so far this term.

Is Kieran Gibbs ready to take over from Nacho Monreal?

Kieran Gibbs
With Nacho Monreal failing to replicate his form from last season, it's time to start wondering whether Kieran Gibbs is ready to take over.

Arsenal defender reveals unusual & confusing nickname

Nacho Monreal nickname
Nacho Monreal has revealed that he used to be called ‘Cabra’ when he was a kid – or, to put it in English, ‘goat’.

Arsenal turn eyes to Valencia as ageing Monreal replacement – report

Jose Gaya
No matter how big of a Nacho Monreal fan you are, it's impossible to say he's been up to his usual standard this season.

Stat: Two Arsenal stars among players with highest win rate

Nacho Monreal
Nacho Monreal and Petr Cech are two Arsenal stars among the players with the highest Premier League win percentage.

Monreal – Arsenal are ‘privileged’ to have Alexis Sanchez and Mesut...

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
Speaking to Arsenal's official website, Nacho Monreal remarked that the Gunners are privileged to have players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil at the club.

Two Arsenal men make BBC TOTW, one very surprising

Arsenal team of the week
Alexis Sanchez and Nacho Monreal were both selected in Garth Crook’s BBC Team of the Week for the matches that were played this weekend.

Spain international congratulates Alexis Sanchez on stunning hat-trick

Nacho Monreal scores for Spain
Nacho Monreal was quick to congratulate Alexis Sanchez on his hat-trick against West Ham on Saturday.

Watch: Four Arsenal stars take on World Record - only one...

Theo Walcott
Ever wanted to see Theo Walcott control a ball from 34 metres? Look no further.

Watch – Monreal shows skills while his friend conducts an orchestra

Nacho Monreal
There are some things you don’t expect to see on a Monday and Nacho Monreal juggling a football while his childhood friend, Pablo Urbina conducts an orchestra is right up there.

Athletic Bilbao plan January swoop for Arsenal man - report

Atletic Bilbao are still reportedly keen on bringing Nacho Monreal to La Liga and could apparently do so as soon as January.

Overjoyed! Arsenal man reacts to scoring first international goal

Nacho Monreal scores for Spain
Nacho Monreal netted his first international goal as Spain beat Macedonia 4-0 and he was clearly delighted with the whole thing.

Stunning tricks, first goals, superb passes + more – Arsenal international...

Arsenal international duty
With the international break in full swing, we take a look at the first-team players (including those out on-loan) who were called up to their respective countries in recent days.

Watch: Arsenal defender scores first ever international goal

Nacho Monreal scores for Spain
Nacho Monreal scored his first ever goal for Spain on Saturday as they beat Macedonia 4-0.

Arsenal man happy but won't close door on La Liga move

Nacho Monreal v Tottenham
Nacho Monreal spoke to Marca recently and claimed that he's happy at Arsenal, while other reports say he's not shut the door on Athletic Bilbao, who have been linked with him a couple of times.

Arsenal on international duty – who’s playing, where and when

Arsenal international duty
We're now into the third international break of a season that isn't even three months old, so who will be going where and for what?

Surprising Arsenal player most influential against Tottenham

Nacho Monreal v Tottenham
No, no, no, it wasn’t Kevin Wimmer, although he was up there with his excellent headed finish to give Arsenal the lead on Sunday.

Ozil left out of Germany squad as three other Arsenal stars...

Olivier Giroud, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal have all received call-ups ahead of the international break next week.

Arsenal get bumper injury boosts before Tottenham game

Arsenal team news
Arsenal have been boosted by the news that a number of their injured stars could return this weekend for the game against Tottenham at the Emirates.

Wenger confirms four key Arsenal players miss Ludogorets including Bellerin

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that four first team Arsenal players haven't traveled to Bulgarian ahead of our clash with Ludogorets.

Arsenal blow: Key midfielder misses training ahead of Ludogorets

Santi Cazorla
According to the Evening Standard, Santi Cazorla missed training ahead of Arsenal's Champions League trip to Ludogorets.

Arsenal injury blow: Theo Walcott suffers hamstring problem

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Lucas is out for six to eight weeks with an ankle injury sustained against Reading midweek.

How Middlesbrough targeted this Arsenal 'weak link' to nearly snatch all...

If you asked anyone who is Arsenal's best fullback, you'd unlikely find 100% of respondents tell you that it is Hector Bellerin and not Nacho Monreal.

How Arsenal man could have missed international clash

Nacho Monreal finally got his first call up since 2013 for Spain's match against Albania on Sunday but getting there in time was easier said than done.

Watch: Arsenal defender provides top-draw assist

Nacho Monreal finally got the chance to prove himself during Spain's 2-0 win over Albania on Sunday.

Arsenal man finally gets Spain call up

Nacho Monreal has been drafted in by Spain after Jordi Alba had to withdraw from the squad with injury after their 1-1 draw against Italy in Turin.

Arsenal defender reveals how he uses other teams to improve

Nacho Monreal has revealed how he watches other football matches in order to learn from other teams.

Stats: Bellerin v Monreal – Battle of the Arsenal fullbacks v...

We often talk about Hector Bellerin’s ability to get up and down the flank but often, we leave Nacho Monreal out of that conversation.

Arsenal wage review

In this current day and age, weekly wages for footballers is always a topical debate. We took a look at who is paid what at Arsenal

Injury update: Nacho Monreal

Nacho Monreal received a ‘kick’ against Watford but the Arsenal team are not worried about it being anything more serious.

Player ratings: Arsenal's young guns fire home as Gunners beat Manchester...

Alex Iwobi what once again fantastic during Arsenal's 3-2 win over Manchester City.

Player ratings v Lens: Young Arsenal forwards shine despite dopey defence

Our first pre-season match is behind us, how did our players do?

Thursday recap: Icardi says no, Higuain twist, Xhaka appears + more

With Arsenal set to face RC Lens on Friday, there was news and gossip a-plenty floating around on Thursday.

'He's the star' - Arsenal defender hails Spaniard ahead of pre-season...

While most of the Arsenal squad are relishing the chance to face Didier Drogba in our clash against the MLS All-Stars in the USA, Nacho Monreal is looking forward to playing against another player.

Arsenal linked with Bundesliga defender

Arsenal have been linked with Wolfsburg left-back, Ricardo Rodriguez.

Fullbacks: Monreal, Bellerín, Gibbs, Debuchy assessed

The season is over, but who were the heroes and villains of Arsenal’s campaign? We’ve decided it’d only be fair to go through the squad...

Monreal player of the season runner-up

The season is over and we put our heads together at Daily Cannon to try and figure out who the player of the season is.

Cazorla, Monreal, Bellerín all snubbed as Spain name 25-man Euro 2016...

Vicente Del Bosque has named his 25-man squad for Euro 2016 and has not included an Arsenal player.

No place for Bellerin or Monreal in 10 best European fullbacks...

CIES Football Observatory have revealed the top performing full backs and centrebacks in Europe this season and there is no place for any Arsenal player.

Arsenal defender gives up on catching Tottenham, calls Manchester City game...

With a win on Saturday, Arsenal managed to leapfrog Manchester City and head back into third in the Premier League, setting up next week's...

Infographic: Arsenal’s January signings

Arsenal have made a few decent signings in the winter transfer window.

Monreal shares training video, Mirror can’t resist dig

Nacho Monreal shared a harmless training video on Twitter but the Mirror couldn't help but use the opportunity to have a dig at Arsenal.

Crazy Monreal stat that shows how important he is – or...

If you thought Nacho Monreal was the best in his position in the Premier League, you could be right as it has been revealed that the Spaniard has the best career win percentage of any player currently in the division.

Arsenal dominate Tottenham, Chelsea in London Team of the Week

Arsenal once again dominate the London Evening Standard’s London Team of the Week for the weekend’s Premier League games.

Arsenal man urges teammates to put in perfect performance against Watford

Nacho Monreal praises Arsenal's unity against Everton and encourages them to do the same against Watford.

Defender opens up about atmosphere behind the scenes at Arsenal

Nacho Monreal has spoken about the importance of a good atmosphere in the dressing room and says it's down to the same squad being...

Monreal v Mahrez: Why Arsenal have the upper hand on Sunday

With 14 goals and 10 assist in the Premier League this season, Riyad Mahrez has proven he is very dangerous. In fact, he may well be...

Arsenal trio explain what lies ahead for Gabriel

Nacho Monreal was recently speaking to the Arsenal programme about what Gabriel needs to do to improve his game here in England. The Spanish left-back believes...

Monreal admits he knows what Gabriel needs to improve

Gabriel looks set to start again for Arsenal on Sunday against Leicester and Nacho Monreal has revealed that his Brazilian teammate needs to work...

Look: Arsenal player practices goal celebration ahead of Chelsea clash

After months of speculation, Nacho Monreal finally put pen to paper and signed a new contract with Arsenal. And it appears as if the left-back already...

England international's Arsenal future thrown into question

Two years ago, Arsenal were in a similar position to the one they find themselves in today. A daunting last 16 Champions League game against...

Monreal: I’m happy with my performances

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 details: Monreal’s new contract including wages

Nacho Monreal has signed a new contract with Arsenal, but do you know the details? Arsenal are notoriously sheepish when it comes to revealing the...

Wenger explains defender contract

Arsene Wenger has explained why he decided to give Nacho Monreal a new deal at the club – because he is awesome! Vastly underrated when...

Defender talks about why he's signed for Arsenal

Arsenal have announced that Spanish left-back Nacho Monreal has signed a new long-term contract with the club. The defender has been fantastic for the Gunners...

Official: Spaniard signs Arsenal contract

Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal has put pen to paper and will stay at the club for the foreseeable future. On Tuesday morning the club have confirmed that Monreal...

Wenger confirms deal for Spaniard while Elneny to complete this week

Arsene Wenger has met with the press at London Colney ahead of the midweek game against Liverpool on Wednesday night. The boss was asked about...

Spanish defender signs three-year deal with Arsenal - report

Nacho Monreal has signed a three-year extension to his current Arsenal contract which will see the defender remain at the club until 2019 at...

Four Arsenal players in team of the season so far, Koscielny...

After Monday's defeat of Manchester City, Sky pundits Jamie Carragher settled upon a team of the season so far. Between them they managed to agree on...

Watch: Arsenal stars show off their musical talent

In one of the stranger videos Arsenal's chosen to gift us with this Christmas, Petr Cech, Alexis and Nacho Monreal played Christmas songs. Cech has...

Young Barcelona star subject of Arsenal's interest - report

Cesc Fàbregas and Héctor Bellerín have both made the jump from Barcelona to Arsenal in a bid for success. Fran Merida, Julio Pleguezuelo and Jon...

Wenger blessing for Monreal exit - report

With the transfer window looming over the horizon, it didn’t take long for the Spanish press to, once again, link Nacho Monreal with a...

Spaniard happy at Arsenal, the club need to start contract talks

Constantly linked with a summer move back to Spain, Nacho Monreal's agent was up to something. Athletic Club may well have been interested in the...

Debunking the “Özil can’t play on the wing” myth

What do the following have in common: Paul Scholes Clarence Seedorf Bastian Schweinsteiger They're all World Cup winners? No, there's an Englishman and Dutchman in there! They're all...

Spanish international: Cazorla asked me to come to Arsenal

Nacho Monreal has been speaking to Arsenal's YouTube channel, taking a look back at his career so far. The Spanish fullback who has been one...

Team of season so far features more Arsenal players than any...

Currently level with Manchester City on points, Arsenal are second in the Premier League by virtue of goal difference. A strong start to the season,...

Bellerín waxes lyrical about himself in commentary

Commentating on Arsenal 4-1 Liverpool from last season, Héctor Bellerín and Nacho Monreal didn't hesitate to praise themselves and each other to the high...

In-form Spaniard confirms contract talks with Arsenal

Nacho Monreal is yet to miss a minute of Premier League football so far this season after establishing himself as a key member of...

Arsenal dominate stats-based ‘power rankings’

Arsenal stats
Sky Sports are ranking players based on stats, and Arsenal are coming out on top! Let me explain a little. You get a certain number...

Why Monreal is right to label Bellerin as ‘one of the...

Nacho Monreal believes Hector Bellerin is 'one of the best' full backs and that the 20-year-old will continue to be in the future. The left...

Power: Arsenal talisman tops rankings while underrated defender shines

Arsenal stats
Alexis Sanchez continues his awesome run by topping the SkySports Power Rankings for the second week in a row. Based on Premier League form, his...

Arsenal star celebrates victory over Manchester United with a beer

As if we didn't love Nacho Monreal enough already, after the 3-0 win over Man United on Sunday, he posted a picture of himself...

Arsenal defender thrilled with fast start against Manchester United

An incredibly fast-paced start to the game against Manchester United saw Arsenal see off the Red Devils on Sunday afternoon. The visitors came to the...

Arsenal defender hails Alexis after defeating Manchester United

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal gave another flawless performance on Sunday afternoon. The Spaniard didn't put a foot wrong as the Gunners beat Manchester United 3-0...

Huge new contract talks prove Arsenal have learnt from the past

Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie both left Arsenal with just one year to go on their contracts. The players, who both ended up in...

Manager admits Spaniard's place is under threat

Over the past 10 months or so, Nacho Monreal has established himself as Arsenal's first choice left-back. Beforehand he was often a reserve for Kieran...

Is Gibbs fit to replace Monreal when he leaves?

Boy, time sure does fly, huh? Did you know that Kieran Gibbs is turning 26 this week? 26! It seems like yesterday when Arsenal fans...

Arsenal defender unfazed by Zagreb's impressive unbeaten run

Dinamo Zagreb haven't lost for 41 games. Sorry, you probably didn't want to read that ahead of Arsenal's trip there for Wednesday night's Champions League...

Wenger blocked defender transfer - report

Reports coming out Spain are claiming that Arsene Wenger blocked Nacho Monreal's move to Athletic Bilbao over the summer. In what has become quite a...

Defender admits struggle to adapt to Arsenal

Since he signed for us in January 2013 from Malaga, Nacho Monreal has developed his style of play to fit in with the English Premier...

Arsenal defender claims current Spain team is best

Daily Cannon's Player of the Month for August, Nacho Monreal, sat down for a talk with Arsenal Player recently about the Spanish national team...

Arsenal player of the month announced

Now the 2015/16 season is underway, we at Daily Cannon have decided to award players with our very own 'player of the month' award. August was...

Arsenal extend Monreal's contract - report

Nacho Monreal's future has been a subplot to the entire transfer window. The left-back is in his late 20s and is looking for his last...

La Liga club make last minute effort for Arsenal starter -...

The transfer deadline is approaching, and it's all getting a little bit ridiculous. Every little thing is read into as a hint, from player quotes...

Arsenal maestro picks Manchester City man in Ultimate XI

Santi Cazorla has named his best XI made up of players he has played alongside, with four Arsenal players making the grade. As well as...

Defensive issues? Predicted XI v Newcastle

The Liverpool game on Monday night saw Arsenal start without Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, and the same is likely to happen again at St....

Arsenal to fight PSG for transfer - report

All summer there have been rumours about the future of Nacho Monreal, which we have more or less dismissed. The Spanish left-back is Arsenal's first-choice...

Watch: Arsenal stars show off stunning skills for PUMA

Monreal and Cazorla do keepy-uppies over a table.

Watch: Arsenal players on what makes the team special

As we all know, one of PUMA's straplines this season is built upon the concept of being 'stronger together'. Focusing on the fans up until...

Athletic Bilbao relentless in persuit of Monreal – report

Athletic Bilbao are allegedly confident they'll land Monreal.

Five Arsenal players star in London-based TOTW

Arsenal players dominated the London Evening Standard Team of the Week, and after underwhelming performances by all of their London rivals it's not hard to...

Player ratings: Ozil runs rings around Crystal Palace

Ozil unreal against Crystal Palace.

Arsenal defender demands 'perfect game' against 'difficult' Crystal Palace

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has told Arsenal Player that the team needs a 'perfect' match against Crystal Palace on Sunday. The Gunners will be looking to make...

How to solve Wenger's selection issues

"And here comes Alexis," my father bellowed as we observed Arsenal's acrimonious defeat at home to West Ham with equal parts dread and hangover. The...

Wenger denies deal for experienced international

Last season saw Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal overtake Kieran Gibbs, and he has kept his place to start this season as first choice. Rumours emerged...

Arsenal defender agrees to three more years

Nacho Monreal could be signing a new three-year deal.

Player ratings: West Ham United nail over-confident Arsenal

West Ham took advantage of an overly confidence Arsenal in the opening game of our season. As much as this was a bit of a...

Player Ratings: Arsenal boy runs Chelsea ragged

The Ox took the game by the horns and came away with Man of the Match.

Arsenal celebrate trophy win

The players react to our win over Chelsea in the Community Shield.

Spanish international set for £75k pw Arsenal deal

Nacho Monreal has reportedly agreed a new deal that will see him extend his stay with the club.

Schalke's injury prone man linked with Arsenal

by Lewis Ambrose The left-back rumours are back. Obviously. It started with Nacho Monreal, with the Spanish media continuously remarking that the defender is wanted by...

Arsenal defender rejects interest from Spain

by Lewis Ambrose The transfer window is yet to heat up in north London, with Arsène Wenger focusing on the squad he already has rather...

Arsenal defender on his way to La Liga

by Nia Griffiths With an increasing amount of reports that Nacho Monreal is on his way to La Liga, it might be time to say...

Montreal must continue to start ahead of Gibbs

by Lewis Ambrose On Friday evening, our very own Helen Trantum wrote about Kieran Gibbs and argued that he should be back in the side...

Napoli star lined up to replace Spaniard

by Lewis Ambrose According to Marca Arsenal are waiting to complete the signing of Faouzi Ghoulam from Napoli before allowing Nacho Monreal to leave the club. We...

Debate: Should Gibbs start the season ahead of Monreal?

by Helen Trantum Arsenal’s academy specialises in left backs. In the Wenger years we have seen the likes of Ashley Cole, Gael Clichy and most recently...

Spanish club's link to Arsenal defender persists

by Lewis Ambrose In one of the more common stories of recent windows, Nacho Monreal is again being linked with a move to Athletic Club. According...

Arsenal defenders ‘feeling good’

by Nia Griffiths Per Mertesacker and Nacho Monreal returned to training on Tuesday and both seem happy to be back. The defenders both tweeted after their...

Video: Monreal selects 4 teammates in his ultimate XI

by Lewis Ambrose Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal had a superb season, making the left-back spot his own. The Spanish international played 36 times for the Gunners,...

Arsenal cult hero hails youngsters

by Matthew Wade Continuing our interview with Nacho Monreal, the Spaniard discussed our two emergent stars, Francis Coquelin and Hector Bellerin. Unsurprisingly for such a humble,...

Monreal on Arsenal injuries, team spirit and more

by Matthew Wade On Monday night I attended the launch event of the Arsenal home kit for the 2015/16 season, and beforehand was fortunate enough to...

Arsenal defender admits he has to play every game to remain...

by Nia Griffiths Monday night saw the launch of our new home kit for next season and we were lucky enough to have our own...

Arsenal striker found it hard to breathe in old kit

by Nia Griffiths At the launch of the new 2015/16 home kit, first team players Hector Bellerin, Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla, Danny Welbeck and Nacho...

Surprising Arsenal man most accurate passer in Champions League

by Lee Hurley Nacho Monreal was the most accurate passer of the ball in last season's Champions League. Coming in with a passing accuracy of 96.89%, he...

Arsenal man admits scoring against Manchester United was highlight

by Nia Griffiths Nacho Monreal has confessed that his favourite personal moment this season just had to be that goal against Manchester United at Old...

Spanish side still confident they can tempt Arsenal defender

by Lee Hurley Despite Nacho Monreal's assertions that he's more than happy to remain at Arsenal and extend his deal, Athletic Bilbao still believe they can...

Interest in Arsenal defender could force the club's hand

by Lewis Ambrose Nacho Monreal has enjoyed somewhat of a breakthrough season yet his contract only currently runs until 2016. The Spanish left-back has made that spot in...

Arsenal defender urges club to sign players

by Nia Griffiths Nacho Monreal is eager to extend his contract with the Gunners but still believes we need to sign 'one or two' key...

Arsenal 14/15 School Report: The Defenders

As the season wraps up with a 12th FA Cup win and third-place league finish, we look at how the players did over the...

Athletic Bilbao target Arsenal man for summer move

Athletic Bilbao are still interested in getting their grubby little paws on Nacho Monreal according to reports which emerged this week. The Spanish side, who...

Wenger angry after 'worst half of season' against Manchester United

Speaking after the match away at Old Trafford where we managed to scrape a draw, fullback, Nacho Monreal, said that the first half was...

Nacho Monreal Wallpaper, Header & Cover

Nacho Monreal has been a top performer this season. Whether he played his natural position, or when he was forced into the middle of defence, Nacho...

Injury Update: Defender a doubt for Chelsea game

Per Mertesacker sprained his ankle in Arsenal's FA Cup win over Reading. He was replaced with Gabriel in the match and Arsene Wenger said in his...

Tactics: What was Wenger thinking dropping Bellerin and Monreal?

Success at Wembley means we’ll be revisiting at the end of May, but Wenger’s decision to reshuffle his defence on the big day was somewhat concerning.

Arsenal's unassuming and unexpected key man

Nacho Monreal has cemented his place in the Arsenal team, and won't relinquish it any time soon.

Coquelin stands out – Arsenal player ratings v Burnley

How did the Arsenal players do on an individual basis as they beat Burnley 1-0?

Nacho Monreal: It’s a bit of a problem for us now

Nacho Monreal is one of many people connected with Arsenal ruing the dropped points from the start of the season.

The Arsenal stat no-one is talking about (but should be)

Arsenal have exactly the same record after 31 games this season as they did last...well, not exactly the same.

Bellerin shines: Arsenal player ratings v Liverpool

Arsenal demolished Liverpool, but how did the players get on individually?

Monreal 'really happy' after thumping Liverpool

Nacho Monreal continues to star at left back for Arsenal and was delighted with the win over Liverpool/

Spanish international set to sign four-year £65,000/pw deal at Arsenal

Nacho Monreal is set to rewarded for his excellent season with a new deal and a nice payrise.

Is Nacho Monreal Arsenal’s most improved player?

Nacho Monreal is keeping Kieran Gibbs out of the Arsenal starting line up, is he the most improved Arsenal player this season?

Monreal: It’s complicated but give me one more

Nacho Monreal has been one of Arsenal's standout players this season but he wants just one more chance with Spain.

Tactics: Giroud and Monreal shining as competition inspires fight

The sky’s the limit as Arsenal players are inspiring each other to become better players.

Arteta: Nacho is great but he talks funny

People don't often talk about Nacho Monreal. Mikel Arteta decided to do something about that.

Why Nacho Monreal deserves all the praise after Manchester United performance

We look at how Arsenal's understated left back is having a season to remember.

Nacho Monreal tries to keep up with Santi Cazorla

Santi Cazorla and nacho Monreal show off some great skills. Watch them here.

Hit or miss? Arsenal’s January deals

Which of Arsenal's January transfer signings have been a hit and which ones missed the mark by a mile? Find out here.

Manchester City manager accuses Monreal of diving

I like Manuel Pellegrini. I do. He has class unlike some other top managers in this league that immediately spring to mind. His post-match comments about Nacho...

Crouch becomes second Stoke player to apologise for weekend’s actions

Peter crouch has issued an apology for injuring Nacho Monreal on Sunday during the Premier League game. The 6’7” striker caught Monreal across the face...