Nacho Monreal has backed Arsenal to finish the season on a high after knocking Manchester United out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford.
The Spaniard, who scored his second goal for the Gunners in last night’s victory, says his teammates must maintain the same ‘dynamic’ if they’re to keeping winning in the final months of the season.
Speaking to Arsenal.com, the left-back reflected: “We have to keep going in the same dynamic and we only have 10 games left before we finish the season. We are playing in three different competitions and we want to win all of them. We have to keep going.”
Obviously our chances of winning the Champions League and Premier League are slim to say the least, but with lower league opponents in the semi-final of the FA Cup there’s a fine opportunity to make May’s showpiece final and the prospect of a third trophy in 12 months.
Hailed in all quarters for his performance at Old Trafford, Monreal went on to admit to the Evening Standard that regular football has really helped bolster his confidence.
Last year the Spaniard played second fiddle to Kieran Gibbs, but having already made more appearances this time out – in part thanks to a stint at centre-back – he says he’s again enjoying life at the Emirates.
“I feel really well this season. This season I have played more games than last season but I think last season when I didn’t play enough, I didn’t play really well. This season, the boss has shown more confidence in me and I am always very happy that I can help the team and try to play as well as possible.
“I prefer to play at left-back but you never know – at the beginning of the season we only had two centre-backs. Laurent was injured for a long time and I had to play at centre-back. It was a new experience for me but always the most important thing is to play so I am very happy when I play left-back or centre-back.”
The way things are going for Nacho you wouldn’t be surprised if he earns a recall to the Spanish national team. He’s not featured for them since November 2013 and missed out on the World Cup.