Arsenal were in rampant form in the English Premier League on Saturday, destroying Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger’s side badly needed a victory after failing to win any of the last five matches in all competitions but produced a performance of the highest quality to see off their London rivals.
The Gunners were four up by the 22nd minute thanks to goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Lauren Koscielny, Alex Iwobi and defender Nacho Monreal, who also provided two assists.
The Spaniard was only on the pitch for half an hour, picking up a knock in the first half, but his three direct goal contribution delighted supporters, who paid tribute to his performance after the match on social media.
Monreal has rarely been given the freedom to get forward this season but on the left flank was superb against Palace and it’ll be interesting to see whether Wenger deploys him in that role again in matches ahead.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his showing…
Monreal & Iwobi is the best left hand side partnership we've had since Cole & Pires!! #AFC
— Aaron White (@AaronWhite87) January 20, 2018
Monreal is underrated really good solid player one of the best in the premier league
— TC (@TCoakley01) January 20, 2018
— Qamran Siddique (@QamranSiddique) January 20, 2018
— Jason Bates (@Batesy_gooner) January 20, 2018
Arsenal were brilliant for the 30 minutes that Monreal was on the pitch.
They've been pretty poor for the last few weeks when he's been missing.
— Carl Bövis ⚽ (@CarlBovis_AFC) January 20, 2018
Most underated player. Has passion that others lack too
— Richard Jones (@Reg791) January 20, 2018
— Chinonso Charles (@goonersky) January 20, 2018
— Yudhistira Gallanto (@20gallantoarbi) January 20, 2018
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