Having completed a deadline day to the Gunners just two days previous, Nacho Monreal was thrown straight into the starting lineup for Arsenal’s match with Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium.
With the news that Kieran Gibbs is now out for six weeks as opposed to the original three, and that Andre Santos is seemingly not trusted and incapable of defending, Monreal looks likely to not have to wait for a chance to prove himself.
Joining for a reported £8.5m last month, Monreal joined the club with glowing reviews from his onlookers in Spain, and was an important cog of the impressive Malaga defence.
However, the club’s financial troubles coupled with the brilliance of agent Santi Cazorla, now means that Nacho Man is wearing the number 17 for Arsenal and enjoyed a very impressive debut in the 1-0 win over the Potters.
You can check him out in the video below.