Nacho Monreal feeling confident about form at Arsenal

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The Spanish defender is enjoying a run in the first team, and staking a claim for a regular place while he's there.

Nacho Monreal has told theclub’s official website that his recent fine form is down to soaring confidence.

The Spaniard has started every one of the games during the Gunners’ eight match-winning run, which has seen them soar up the table to second place, and with an outside chance of the Premier League title.

The defender also scored in the win over Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals, and says that his form is down to regular game time and growing belief.

“I think that I’m playing really well because I’m playing a lot of games,” he said.

“I feel fit and my confidence is very high. Every player who plays for Arsenal is here because they are a great player not just good players. You need minutes on the pitch, that is the best way to play well.”

Aside from feeling more settled on the pitch and his confidence growing as a result, the defender says that he is also feeling more comfortable off the pitch.

It is a well-known fact that players moving from other countries often take time to settle in England, with Manchester United’s Angel Di Maria a prime example of that this season.

Monreal suffered a similar fate when he first arrived, and was quite regularly criticised for some of his performances, but now says he is feeling more British, and that is helping his form on the pitch.

“I think I’m more British now,” he added.

“It’s always difficult, coming to London. It’s another country, another language, different football. [Now] I feel really good living in London, I’m very happy living here and playing for Arsenal.”

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