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.
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.
— Jordan Meyer (@Jordan_Meyer1) September 25, 2017
Monreal MOTM though
— LJackson (@LJackson_2) September 25, 2017
let alexis and ozil leave and give all their money to nacho monreal
— robson musgrave (@robsonmusgrave) September 25, 2017
Monreal very impressive tonight
— ! (@ThibautSave) September 25, 2017
Monreal has blatantly smoked crack before the game. He’s everywhere all at the same time,
— PickleRick (@MuckinFuppets) September 25, 2017
Monreal MOTM imo hes the GOAT
— – (@FinitoAFC) September 25, 2017
Monreal is OUTSTANDING TONIGHT
— Melly (@mellyuk88) September 25, 2017
Monreal has been MOTM! What a performance
— Umar Wilshere (@Umar_Wilshere19) September 25, 2017
Monreal is underrated as fuck, he’s actually so consistent
— Ramar Samuel (@RamarSamuel) September 25, 2017
We need to protect Monreal at all cost! Man Is a treasure
— AGEGE BREAD (@beebzyrozay) September 25, 2017
I love Monreal so much 😭😭❤️❤️
— Dekkaaahhh (@DekaDMichael11) September 25, 2017