The Arsenal fans were delighted with Nacho Monreal’s performance against West Brom and couldn’t contain themselves on social media.
The 31-year-old continued in his new role as a left-sided centre back in Arsenal’s back three and put in one of his best performances.
He had a strong showing at the back, helping Arsenal keep a clean sheet with some goal-line heroics, and a good display with the ball. He was positive with his passing and supported the midfield.
Monreal honestly one of the best professionals at Arsenal. Attitude and general example he sets is superb. 2-0 up and still 100% commitment.
— I'llGoNearPost (@ilGoNearPost) September 25, 2017
Nacho Monreal appreciation tweet. What a save. Take a bow Nacho
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) September 25, 2017
Much better 2nd half. Ramsey great. Monreal my MoM. On we go!
— Raj Patel (@rajpatel1809) September 25, 2017
Naming my first child Ignacio after Monreal, regardless if it's male or female.
— Pádraig (@afcpadraig) September 25, 2017
Don't want to sound like I'm overreacting, but Nacho Monreal is the most amazing man to have ever lived, a true Pamplonian God.
— MJ (@MJ_Boh_) September 26, 2017
Monreal has been a dependable performer for Arsenal since he joined from Malaga in January 2013. The defender often went under the radar for his contributions, perhaps due to his style of play, which isn’t very eye-catching.
Though he’s played most of his career as a left back, he’s made a successful transition to centre back. It was a position he only ever played in when Arsenal needed emergency cover.
If he keeps up these performances, he’ll have every chance of going to the World Cup with Spain this summer, in my opinion.