Ignasi Miquel made the life-changing decision to swap Spain for England when he joined Arsenal as a 15-year-old and since then the cultured Catalan has gone from strength to strength.

He has been ever-present as the Reserve team captain this season and has continued to impress throughout the campaign.

Subscribers can watch this interview 'on demand' on Arsenal TV Online. He discussed:

  • being scouted by Barcelona as a nine year old
  • how joining Arsenal came about
  • leaving Spain at the age of 15
  • having the support of his parents
  • starting out as a left back
  • adapting to the English game
  • learning from Steve Bould
  • comparisons between himself and Gerard Pique
  • Arsenal being the right Club for him
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