'It was my first with my right foot'

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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