Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal: We need new players to win title

Nacho Monreal

The Spanish defender has urged his employers to bring in a couple of new top-quality players this summer.

Arsenal’s season ended with success in the FA Cup, but any hopes of a title success were blighted by inconsistency throughout the campaign.

The Gunners showed in prolonged periods that they had what it takes to put forward a title challenge, but in the end fell behind Chelsea and Manchester City in the race for top spot.

Nacho Monreal has spoken out about the North London club’s chances of becoming English champions next season and feels positive about the potential.

The Spain international has stated that if Arsene Wenger’s men can add one or two players of quality, they are good enough to fight for top spot in 2015-16.

“It was a very good moment for Arsenal to win the second FA Cup in a row,” Monreal is quoted as saying by Sport360.

“It was an amazing feeling for everyone. Hopefully it will help in the fight for other things like the Premier League and the Champions League.

“We know it is really difficult to compete because there are other good teams in the Premier League, but we will fight.

“We are a good team with amazing players at this moment but, obviously, if we are going to fight for the Premier League I can imagine this summer the club need to bring in one or two top players.

“We will be stronger and have more chance to fight for the Premier League.”

The 29-year-old has been in a tussle with Kieran Gibbs for the left-back jersey over the last number of seasons, but the Spanish defender looks set to stay at the club next season.

The Spaniard got the nod more often than not, with Monreal starting 26 Premier League games last season and showing the versatility of playing at centre-half when the Gunners were in the midst of an injury crisis.

Arsenal have not signed any new players as yet, but the club continue to be linked to potential additions in the press on a daily basis.

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