Nacho Monreal names Alexis Sanchez as the best he ever played with at Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Monreal found the net on his Real Sociedad debut against Atletico Madrid (Picture: Getty)‘After seeing him train for a minute, you realise the kind of player he is.‘I have felt privileged putting my boots on next to him, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Santi Cazorla, Petr Cech and more.’ Unai Emery and Sead Kolasinac preview Frankfurt matchTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:47FullscreenUnai Emery and Sead Kolasinac preview Frankfurt match is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Monreal is convinced he left Arsenal at the right time and insisted there was no bad blood between himself and Emery.‘It all started the year of the World Cup,’ the Spain international added.‘We started talking, but at that moment Unai Emery arrived at Arsenal and made it clear that he was counting on me.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I was happy, I had a contract and the project was new.‘And this summer I have been calm, thinking that I would continue there, but they signed another left-back and I realised that the door to exit could be open, even though Unai kept counting on me.’MORE: Robert Pires urges fans to remain patient with Nicolas Pepe after underwhelming start at Arsenal Nacho Monreal names Alexis Sanchez as the best he ever played with at Arsenalcenter_img Nacho Monreal has hailed Alexis Sanchez as the best he played with at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Nacho Monreal has named Alexis Sanchez as the finest footballer he played with during his time at Arsenal.The 33-year-old left-back ended a seven-and-a-half year spell with the Gunners this summer when he joined La Liga outfit Real Sociedad on a two-year contract.Unai Emery warned Monreal that his first-team opportunities would be limited after Kieran Tierney, 22, arrived from Celtic at the beginning of August.Monreal went on to have a dream debut for Sociedad, scoring the side’s second goal in a 2-0 victory at home to Atletico Madrid last weekend.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Spaniard was a popular figure at Arsenal and has fond memories from his lengthy stint in north London, taking to the field with many of the Premier League’s top players.AdvertisementAdvertisementSanchez, now at Inter Milan, has had a torrid time since leaving Arsenal for Manchester United in January 2018, but Monreal insists the Chilean was the best he ever played with at the Emirates.He also claims he was ‘privileged’ to play alongside the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Santi Cazorla and Petr Cech.‘It has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life,’ Monreal told Marca. ‘I was there seven years, I have shared shirts with many good players. The best? I stay with Alexis, he is a different player. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Sep 2019 4:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Commentlast_img read more

High Rollers vs Amazings will be a classic!

first_imgIN less than three days, a new champion will be crowned in the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Linden Championship, when first-time finalists High Rollers and Amazings face-off at the Mackenzie Market tarmac.High Rollers earned their place to the championship match, after dethroning defending champions Silver Bullets in the semi-final round via penalty kicks.This occurred after High Rollers secured another unlikely 2-1 victory against Swag Entertainment in the earlier quarter-final round.On the other hand, the dogged Amazings outfit clinched a semi-final win against Capital, compliments of a 2-1 penalty shoot-out victory. In their earlier quarter-final match, Amazings once again required penalty kicks to survive a dangerous Coomacka outfit.According to an official release from the tournament coordinators, “The anticipation is in the air for what promises to be a great final between two teams who are desperate to secure the coveted championship and the bragging rights for their region and the right to represent the zone at the National Championship.”The release further said, “The fact that we have two first-time finalists is an indication of the overall improvement in quality of the tournament. Neither of the teams was expected to challenge or formed part of the group of possible contenders when the tournament commenced, so it is refreshing that first-time champions will be crowned. Even the third-place match features a first-time semi-finalist.”“It also highlights that teams have been preparing better and want to etch their name on the trophy and put their respective communities on the map by securing the title. This occurrence will serve as an inspiration for the other teams and bodes well for the continued improvement in quality of the tournament,” the release concluded.Meanwhile the third-place playoff will pit former two-time champions Silver Bullets against Capital Storm.last_img read more