Arsenal's #AskMonreal Q&A backfires as their own fans insult Spanish defender

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Nacho Monreal took part in a question and answer session on Twitter, only to find fans of his own club, Arsenal, turning on him.

In a potentially suspect PR move, Arsenal lined up defender Nacho Monreal for a Twitter question and answer session on Thursday morning.

It had the potential to be an own goal after the Spaniard's poor display in the Champions League against Anderlecht in midweek, and proved so.

Supporters of Monreal's own club, Arsenal, took to the social networking site to lambast the defender, who has been an unconvincing fit at centre-back when required this season.

Here is a selection of the responses...

It's likely, as Arsenal's communication department were vetting the Tweets put to him, that they weren't seen by the defender, which is probably just as well.

It should be remembered that it is not Monreal's fault he is being played out of position, but Arsene Wenger's, thanks to his decision not to buy a centre-back in the summer after selling Thomas Vermaelen. 

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