Wenger offers update after Arsenal star limped out of Watford win

By on August 27, 2016


Arsene Wenger has offered an update on Nacho Monreal after the defender limped out of our 3-1 win over Watford on Saturday afternoon.

Monreal has established himself as our first choice left-back over the past couple of seasons and was once again in the starting eleven at Vicarage Road today.

However, the 30-year-old was forced off midway through the second half with a leg injury and limped off the field in the 74th minute to be replaced by Kieran Gibbs.

It looked as though we could have picked up yet another unfortunate injury but thankfully Wenger has eased those fears after telling Arsenal.com that the full-back just took a kick and the injury isn’t serious.

The boss told the clubs website after our 3-1 win:

Nacho Monreal has a kick but nothing major.

It’s great news that Monreal’s injury isn’t thought to be serious and he’ll now have a couple of weeks to recover during the upcoming international break.

So be honest, Monreal hasn’t had the best of starts to the new season as he was poor against Liverpool and struggled again at times today – although to be fair he was left exposed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain a few times.

Hopefully Nacho will recover from this knock and be ready to go when we take on Southampton on September 10th after the break.


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  2. Wolfgang

    August 28, 2016 at 3:51 am

    Why are gunners getting injured all the time compared to other players.I maybe wrong but its the physical size of the guuners that go against the average in the epl.
    Let’s look at Cazorla/Walcott/Sanchez/Ramsey/Chamaberlain/Bellein/Monreal etc.
    In terms of height and weight and power they are below the average compared with the other teams. I know Hazard and a few others aint that big but MU/MC/Chelsea/Pool and others dont have so many undersized players.
    Wenger wanted Arsenal to be like Barcelona forgetting that the epl is a physical league. When these players go into a tangle with other players,they will come off 2nd best.
    So don’t be surprised Arsenal cant challenge until Wenger changes his philosophy. The 2 new players aint small which is good but many fans
    are still not convinced the gunners have what it takes to mount a fight. Maybe when Wenger leaves.

  3. Wolfgang

    August 28, 2016 at 4:08 am

    I aint no soccer expert but I do know size counts in the epl .Messi is a different player but who knows what could happen if he were to play in the epl. He could be repeatedly fouled like Sanchez and get injured.
    As for Wenger hopefully he will get players taller than 180cm and for defender s a giant like Veira.
    He forgot or chose to forget from 1998 to 2006,most of the gunners were big and powerful guys.Then later he chose the more technical guys who were invariably smaller. Why not choose aleaf from BM. Of course his ego wont be able to stomach it but the Germans have been more successful than him. His style hasnt worked and fans cant tolerate the
    constant disappointment.

  4. Alex

    August 28, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Gibbs was removed from.the team by Wenger and put Montreal instead, but Gibbs is better all round

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