Monreal hands Gunners fitness boost ahead of Chelsea

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Nacho Monreal’s substitution during the 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday sparked fears that he might miss Wednesday night’s semi-final second leg against Chelsea at the Emirates.

The Carabao Cup tie is finely poised at 0-0, and it looks as if the Spaniard has come through the fitness test he was due to have earlier today.

Although Arsene Wenger said the decision to take him off was precautionary due to a kick on the hamstring, there are always worries about those kinds of injuries.

The secret to his quick recovery from a hamstring problem is one the Arsenal medical team should take note of.

On Sunday, via an Instagram story, Monreal showed his skills in the kitchen by making a sponge cake, then finished it with a clip of him scoffing a bit and a caption which read ‘For my hamstring!’.

Forget all you ever knew about musculature and sports science, clearly the answer to any further strains is Uncle Nacho’s Patented Magic Healing Cake.

It’s almost as powerful as Simpson and Son’s Revitalizing Tonic.

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