One of Arsenal’s defenders has been receiving a lot of praise following the 3-1 victory over West Ham on Saturday.
The Gunners were left with a lot of work to do following two straight defeats in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s London derby.
Losses against Manchester City and Chelsea had landed Arsenal in a very unfamiliar position in the Premier League table as they stayed very close to the relegation zone.
The Hammers handed Arsenal more to worry about in the first half as they took a surprise lead with a rare shot on target but not too long after that goal, Nacho Monreal scored the equalizer to level the score.
It was yet another vital goal from the Spanish defender who is growing into one of the most important players in the squad, despite being frequently troubled by injuries here and there.
Most Gooners took to social media to praise Monreal after the win over West Ham…
crying @ Nacho Monreal still being our best left back, centre back and striker
— Full Members Cup (@JackBaker1311) August 25, 2018
Arsenal’s most underrated player: Nacho Monreal.
— Muhammed Ebrahim (@Mommies10) August 25, 2018
Monreal is the best left back in the league
— Tobiloba (@KingYormidey) August 25, 2018
Interesting stat: Every goal that Nacho Monreal has scored for Arsenal has either come while his side were level or behind (0-0 X7, 0-1 X3). All of his goals come at big moments.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) August 25, 2018
Nacho Monreal. A full back who gets forward, sets up goals, scores goals AND defends
It’s not impossible
— Bergkamp & Bergkamp (@Orangeiceman10) August 25, 2018