When the new Arsenal left back Nacho Monreal began his professional football career with Osasuna in 2005, nobody really expected it to be the last year that the Gunners would lift a trophy until now. Although we nearly won the Champions league the following year and reached the final of the league cup in 2011, Arsenal are still waiting to add to their trophy haul.
26-year old Monreal has never picked up a winner’s medal, missing out on the Spanish World cup success in 2010 and last year’s European championship win. He has played 263 games in his career so far, and seems happy with how it has gone so far, except for the lack of silverware. That could be one of the reasons that he wanted to move to the Emirates, which was not supposed to happen until this summer, and he will get a chance to help the team edge another step closer to the FA cup this Saturday.
“I cannot complain about my career, but I would like to win a trophy, and I hope I can do this with Arsenal.
“I am a committed person and so give 100 percent in every game.
“That is the best attribute a footballer can have, that every Saturday you give everything you have for your team.”
The Spaniard certainly seems to have slotted easily into the Arsenal team and has brought a defensive calmness with him, which could be vital if we are to finally end the trophy drought and stop the media going on about it.