Welcome to Close Up - where we get up close and personal with Arsenal's stars.

Every week, subscribers can watch a brand-new episode on Arsenal TV Online and find out more about the players they cheer on week-in, week-out.

This week the focus falls on Ignasi Miquel, who made his first-team debut last month. The young Spanish defender discusses:

  • joining Barcelona at a young age
  • being released by his boyhood club
  • regaining his confidence
  • why he turned down Barca to join Arsenal
  • his first impressions of the Club
  • training with the first team
  • finding out he was making his debut
  • his nerves that day
  • the next steps for him
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