Arsenal fans single out surprise star for special praise following West Brom win

Supporters of Arsenal have this evening taken to social media in their droves to sing the praises of defender Nacho Monreal following his performance versus West Brom.

Gunners in control

The two sides went head-to-head in a Premier League clash at the Emirates, with Arsenal wary of losing further ground on the English top flight’s other giants after all of Manchester United, City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham won over the weekend.

Following a controversial start to proceedings which saw West Brom have a blatant penalty turned down by referee Bobby Madley after a poor challenge from Shkodran Mustafi on Jay Rodriguez, Alexandre Lacazette gave the Gunners the lead with 20 minutes on the clock.

An Alexis Sanchez free-kick from the edge of the box came back off the crossbar, with summer signing Lacazette doing exactly what is expected of him in nodding in the rebound.

Lacazette later doubled his tally for the day with a perfectly-placed penalty after Aaron Ramsey was taken out by Baggies stopper Allan Nyom.

Reaction

But, somewhat surprisingly, it was not prolific Frenchman Lacazette who was the talk of most Gunners fans post-game, but rather defender Nacho Monreal.

Spanish full-back Monreal has filled in as an auxiliary central defender in Arsene Wenger’s 5-man backline this season, and has performed admirably.

Yet another stellar showing this evening was highlighted by an incredible goal-line clearance following a Jay Rodriguez header, with supporters of Arsenal having taken to Twitter to heap praise on their ever-reliable Spaniard following the full-time whistle.

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