Arsenal boss Wenger damns Monreal with faint praise: He's no Jordi Alba ...

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted with their deal for Malaga fullback Nacho Monreal.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is delighted with their deal for Malaga fullback Nacho Monreal.

Arsene Wenger splashed £8.7million on the Spanish international left-back from Malaga after a thigh injury ruled out Kieran Gibbs for up to six weeks.

And the Gunners boss said: “What I like with him is his quick decisions.

“His transitional play, from offence to defence and defence to offence, is quick. He can help the team as a unit.

“He’s not as spectacular going forward as Barcelona’s Jordi Alba. But his offensive record is good in creating crosses and final balls.”

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