Arsenal showed a resilience that has been lacking for the majority of the season on Sunday, coming from behind to beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Sergio Aguero’s opener had threatened to pile the misery on Arsene Wenger and his side but an equaliser from Nacho Monreal was followed up by an extra-time winner from, who else, Alexis Sanchez to set-up a May showdown with Chelsea.
It means that in a dramatic and acrimonious season, the Gunners may end up with major honours under Wenger once again.
One man in particular has been receiving praise for his unlikely performance; Nacho Monreal. Having been roasted initially by Aguero for City’s opener, he rallied and made amends shortly after, sparking the comeback that has left Arsenal fans so jubilant.
The 31 year old has had a tough season at times but his vital contribution has come at the perfect time for the North London side.
Supporters took to Twitter to pay tribute to his performance and his importance to Arsenal in general…
I have never tweeted a bad word about Nacho Monreal. Underrated professional.
— #WarChest (@ITweetArsenal) April 23, 2017
— Sam Limbert (@SamLimbert10) April 23, 2017
Monreal was mustard today, so underrated
— Josh Sear (@JoshSear) April 23, 2017
Nacho Monreal is so under-appreciated. Consistent, even on the team's bad days. #AFC
— Fola (@Folasanmi26) April 23, 2017
Monreal was man of the match for me today. Absolutely brilliant. What a fighter. #AFC
— James Brown. (@Jamess_Brown93) April 23, 2017
Monreal is underrated ????
— Connor Franklin (@ConnorFrankl1n) April 23, 2017
Monreal is very underrated
— Ryan Lewis (@RyanLewis96) April 23, 2017
— Ben Warren (@WarroF1) April 23, 2017