Why everyone is talking about Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal v Östersund

The new Messi

It’s been a season to remember for Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal but everyone has been speaking about him again during the Europa clash with Östersund.

The London side travelled to Sweden on Thursday in the hopes of taking a commanding lead back to London in their two-legged clash.

Though, the pressure was even higher for the players on the pitch with a number of big first-team stars missing.

Petr Cech, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny all stayed at home with injury while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was ineligible.

That left the goalscoring responsibilities to Danny Welbeck but even he didn’t need to break a sweat for the first goal.

That is because Nacho Monreal has only gone and done it again.

Nacho Monreal – The GOAT

The Spanish defender has found himself in a very rich vein of form over the past couple of months.

The player has scored three goals and provided two assists in his last six games and Arsenal fans simply cannot believe it.

Not only has his form been impressive, the form he showed before that just emphasised just how well he has been doing.

Before his 3 goals in the last 6, he had only scored 5 goals in the 195 appearances prior.

That has lead to some amazing suggestions on social media, with the players goalscoring being compared to some of the games best.

Though, what’s most important for the player is that his goal could go a long way to securing Arsenal’s spot in the next round of the Europa League.

The Gunners eventually went 2-0 up with Danny Welbeck having a shot that deflected in off a Östersund defender.

Not only that, Arsene Wenger’s side have looked completely in control for the first half bar a few blunders.

Safe to say, they are well on their way to Europa League glory, partly thanks to Nacho Monreal.

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