Monreal Retires Keen For Gunners Return
Football is a short career for even the best players and some get a decade in the top flight if they are lucky. Former Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal, who plied his trade in north London between 2013 and 2019, and to me one of the most reliable and professional players to wear a Gunners shirt has officially announced his retirement from football.
Writing on his Instagram, the Spaniard said: "36 years playing football. 16 as a professional.
He joined the Gunners from Malaga replacing Kieran Gibbs at left back and even played at center back at times.
The Spanish international spent six years with the Gunners, joining in 2013 and leaving at the end of Unai Emery's first season in charge as he opted for Kolasinac who has long since left too.
He has spent the last three years at Real Sociedad, but missed the entirety of last season due to a knee issue. Monreal admitted that his body couldn't continue and now he is looking to get into backroom work, hoping to help out Mikel at Arsenal.
His retirement marks the end of a career which saw Monreal play 450 club career games and more than 550 in all competitions. He also won 22 Spain caps, scoring once for his country in 2016.
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