He may not score too often, but when Nacho Monreal does register it does tend to be more important than most.
The Spanish left-back’s previous goal was in the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester United back in 2015.
This time he saved it for the semi-final, a fierce drive to equalise against Manchester City, sparking jubilant scenes in front of the Arsenal supporters.
“I am really happy as we were losing 1-0 against a really good team,” Monreal told Arsenal Player. “It was a good cross from the Ox and I was there at the far post.
“I didn’t realise as I thought Jesus Navas was going to clear the ball but he didn’t - and I didn’t think about it. I
“I just shot with my right foot and I scored. It was also my first goal on my right foot in my whole career so I’m really happy!
“It is probably one of the most [that I have ever celebrated]. I haven’t scored too many goals so this was the most important.”
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