Monreal delighted with his right-footed equaliser

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Nacho Monreal says his equaliser yesterday against Man City is the first goal he’s scored with his right foot, and one of the most important in his career.

The Spaniard is playing in a wing-back role because of the formation change, and took advantage of that by busting a gut to get on the end of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross (look how much ground he made up).

Afterwards, the 31 year old told Arsenal Player he viewed it as one of his most important goals ever.

“I am really happy as we were losing 1-0 against a really good team,” he said. “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!

“I haven’t scored too many goals so this was the most important.”

Monreal’s last Arsenal goal also came in the FA Cup, and also against a Manchester side. He equalised at Old Trafford in 2015, before Danny Welbeck scored against his former club to win the game for the Gunners.

I’m sticking a fiver on him to score against United next month.

Read today’s Arseblog: Arsenal 2-1 Man City: Gunners show mettle at last to reach the cup final

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