Nacho Monreal has come into the Arsenal team and for the large part, has played superbly after several people questioned the signing on Arsene Wenger’s part.
His form has even been good enough to earn him a regular place with the Spain side and he paid back that show of faith, by setting up Pedro’s goal in the 1-0 win over France.
Monreal judged the pace of his run superbly as he controlled a long pass, nudged the ball beyond the full back and then delivered a cross which Pedro managed to scramble home.
Had it been a highly rated striker and not a left back, everyone would be purring about the piece of skill today, which deserves a special mention because of the pace he was travelling at and the pressure he was under.
Take a look at the video;
What do you make of Monreal’s recent form?
image: © Ronnie Macdonald