Nacho Monreal has revealed his highlights of the 2014/15 season.
The Spain defender enjoyed his most consistent campaign since arriving in north London two years ago, playing nearly twice as many minutes as he did in his first year.
Monreal started the FA Cup final and helped Arsenal win the competition for a record 12th time by playing a big part in Theo Walcott’s opening goal, and another highlight came a couple of months earlier at Old Trafford.
“One of my favourite moments was scoring against Manchester United,” he told Arsenal Player. “I remember the game because I scored a goal, we won at a really difficult ground, so it was the best [individual] moment that I had.”
After a short spell at centre back in Laurent Koscielny’s absence, Monreal returned to the left flank and established himself as a key figure in Arsene Wenger’s side as they went 10 games unbeaten between March and May.
"This season has probably been one of my best. I’m very happy about that and I would like to continue it and keep going next season"
“We have to be happy with the team because in January or February we didn’t have a chance to win the league because we were so far away from Chelsea,” he said. “Finishing third and [winning] a trophy means it is a good season. Personally, I have played a lot of games, a lot of minutes and I’m very happy about that.
“It’s important to play as many games as you can because you are more fit, you are more confident and you believe more in yourself. The boss gave me the chance to play a lot of games this season and I think I did well in most of them.
“Before I played for Arsenal, I played for two different clubs, seven seasons in total, and at a good level. This season has probably been one of my best. Maybe not the best but one of the best. I’m very happy about that and I would like to continue it and keep going next season.”
“I imagine the club will sign new players but at the moment we are making a good group and it will help us for the next season. If everyone gives 100 per cent next season, we will have opportunities to win the Premier League. Obviously it will be difficult because there are so many good teams in the league but we will fight for it.”
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