Some great news for Arsenal fans. Spanish international defender Nacho Monreal has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal.
Monreal has been one of the standout performers for Arsenal this season and has started 21 matches for the Gunners this season helping the team in keeping 10 clean sheets.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 19, 2016
Arsenal signed Nacho Monreal from Malaga on the deadline day of the January transfer window and not too many Gunners’ fans were too excited with the signing at that point. But, fast-forward to January 2016 and the Arsenal team looks incomplete if Monreal isn’t in it.
Nacho Monreal is a regular in the Spanish national team and though he had a difficult start to life at Arsenal he has since established himself as a vital member of the Arsenal back four. Though Nacho Monreal is a designated Left-Back he has also played for Arsenal in the heart of the defence when the Centre backs were injured and Monreal excelled in that position too . Speaking to Arsenal.com Monreal explains why he found it tough at Arsenal initially and what made him sign a contract extension with the club.
“I’m very happy with my performances this season,” he said. “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.”
“I’m really happy because my intention was to keep playing for Arsenal,” he told Arsenal Player. “I feel really good playing here.“I have a good relationship with my team-mates and we keep improving year after year. I wanted to stay here and I could extend my contract. I would like to play here for many more years.
“The trust of the Arsenal fans is really important for us because they are helping us in every moment as we are fighting to win the Premier League. “I met the boss three years ago and I have a really good relationship with him and I’m really happy with him. For these reasons I extended my contract.”