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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby Nuggets » Sun May 28, 2017 6:37 am

Very good game in the final but still a ropey defender we need better, not dependable, but then again apart from 1 or 2 who is?
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby Massa » Mon May 29, 2017 3:27 pm

squad is god

monreal works as one of our 3 cb's and LWB
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby greengoonerie » Mon May 29, 2017 3:47 pm

Monreal is a great part of our defence and shows more ability that Koc, Gabriel and Merts combined. (I know that isn't saying much but hey..!!)

The Wing back system really suits him.
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby KG3 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:06 am

If we are going back to a back four we should sell him as his pace is a real libility but assuming we keep the back three he's fine at LCB and even LWB.
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby ALLCAPS_ » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:40 am

I think Wenger will start Mustafi-Kos-Monreal next season. He likes Monreal in there; he's a natural fullback so very comfortable playing out wide and with the ball at his feet, it also means we can switch to a 4 naturally. In the past our weak link has been our left so having two players out there comfortable defending wide will strengthen that. It also benefits Nacho as his pace is declining a little. In addition we don't have a left footed centre half, you don't want defenders constantly defending on their weaker side, this is how you concede penalties or goals at your near post/cut backs.
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby GoonerAlexis » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:23 pm

Was an interesting season for him. Was absolutely skinned down his side at the start of the season, improved as the season went on, but three at the back seemed to really spark a new life into him. Playing as CB, he was so assured in the final and throughout that great run towards the end of the season. Playing as LWB, he got a run of crucial goals, including that big, big equaliser against City to take us to extra time.

Wasn't the best season overall, but he's so consistent. Even when getting skinned, he never lacked desire and always seemed to have 6/10 games, and when he elevated that to 3 in the back, was so solid. Probably one of our most important players last season, definitely in top 3 for me just for his role in winning us the FA Cup.
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby GoonerAlexis » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:00 pm

I know it's pre-season but was immense today
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby MesutOzil11 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:04 pm

It's not even because it's only pre season. He's genuinely a very good centre back.

Definitely found his position in a back three now.

Donreal is back.
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby Mustafi » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:07 pm

I'm happy to say I was wrong. Great in this position. Him and Kolasinac can build a very strong left side with Alexis.
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby Gunpowder » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:49 pm

Haven't watched the game but what a penalty that was
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby Zenith » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:47 pm

Love the passion he showed when he gave our players a proper and well-merited vituperation after shipping the Vardy header.
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby Angelito » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Zenith wrote:Love the passion he showed when he gave our players a proper and well-merited vituperation after shipping the Vardy header.


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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby KG3 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:00 am

Doesn't really fit in well in the middle of the back three, for instance on Vardys first goal someone like Mertesacker/Koscielny would have stuck out a foot to block that cross, anyways he played well considering the circumstances and in future he should only play LCB/LWB.
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby Callum » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:15 am

I'd still have him as our third centre-back alongside Koscielny and Mustafi once they return.
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Re: Nacho Monreal (18)

Postby coach8smallball » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:50 pm

I'd rather see holding as the central cb than monreal.
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