Arsenal star Nacho Monreal had a fine debut against Stoke City in what many had feared would be a baptism of fire.
Whilst the Gunners were at home, Stoke never fail to give a tough game – which is why Lionel Messi being yet to perform on a wet windy night at the Britannia has been a criticism that will likely haunt the Barcelona star for the end of his days…
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Nacho Monreal proved though that he can cope with the physical aspect of Stoke City’s play, and that was illustrated most when he came off far better than Jonathan Walters in his aerial duel with the Stoke forward, who required multiple stitches.
This video – courtesy of Arsenalist – shows Monreal’s every involvement in Arsenal’s narrow 1-0 Premier League victory against Stoke City.
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