Arsenal fans hail Monreal following Spain call-up

You have to be pretty good to make the Spain squad.

Indeed, the quality that was left out of La Roja’s squad for the 2018 World Cup was staggering, and it goes to show the difference between the likes of Spain and England.

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata was amongst those to be left out of the Spain squad for this summer’s tournament in Russia, but there was a position at the back for Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal.

Monreal was arguably Arsenal’s most consistent player during what was a disappointing 2017-18 campaign for the Gunners, and the left-back will have the chance to add to his 21 Spain caps this summer.

That said, Barcelona’s Jordi Alba would probably have to get injured for Monreal to feature.

The Arsenal fans showed their love for Monreal throughout the 2017-18 season, and the club’s supporters were delighted that the 32-year-old was handed a spot in his international squad for the 2018 World Cup.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: