Revealed: Arsenal fans vote Monreal MOTM from win over West Brom

It’s not often we praise Arsenal for their efforts at the back but after a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, the Gunners are now amid a run of four clean sheets from their last five games across all competitions – the only exception being a stunning goal from FC Koln’s Jhon Cordoba.

That’s some reaction to the 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Liverpool before the international break and as the Baggies peppered Arsenal’s goal with sweeping counter-attacks in the first half, it was once again their defensive resilience that stood out – most notably a goal-line clearance from Nacho Monreal.

Perhaps unsurprisingly then, when we asked Arsenal fans to vote for their Man of the Match from the 2-0 win, it wasn’t brace-bagger Alexande Lacazette who won our poll – rather the 31-year-old defender who occupied the left-hand slot in the Gunners’ back three.

The 53% share of the vote is more than justified; the Spaniard, who Transfermarkt value at £11.7million, was a real rock at the back and missed just 6% of his passes against West Brom, as shown above.