Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has spoken about the Club’s impressive run in Premier League, indicating the no major addition to the squad helped the cause. The club only bought two important players since the closure of Winter transfer window last season, Petr Cech and Mohamed Elneny, but the Spaniard believes less number of newcomers have helped to increase the team morale.
There were wide protests among the fans, who were impatient with the manager Arsene Wenger, who has failed to lift the Premier League trophy since 2004. He was further scrutinised for the lack of interest shown in transfer market, despite making some big money transfers such as Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, in recent times.
But now, the 29-year-old left-back has pointed out the dressing room ambience, which have not to demodulated due to new signings.
“It is very important the atmosphere in the dressing room,” he told Arsenal’s official website. “It is mandatory to have a really good relationship with your team-mates, we are like a unit. You play like a unit and you spend a lot of time with them.”
“I can see now there is only one group. We are together and in every moment the atmosphere is amazing – this is very important to get trophies. If you want to win something it is necessary to have a good group.”
He also voiced that while keeping the same core players, Arsene Wenger injected some much needed experience and talent into the squad with the addition of a few players in each transfer window.
“In the last few years we have played with the same players. Every summer, we have signed one, two or a maximum of three players. The team is practically the same group so that is very important.”
Nacho Monreal has won two FA Cups with Arsenal, and is credited as the most improved player in the squad since making his debut for the club in 2013 January. The player has featured 117 times for Arsenal across all competitions, scoring twice in the process.