Gunners legend names one Arsenal defender who has improved this season

Perry Groves believes Nacho Monreal is the only Arsenal defender who has improved this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal Photo: Nacho Monreal / Instagram

Gunners legend Perry Groves has claimed that Nacho Monrael is the only Arsenal defender who has improved this season.

The north London side slumped to their tenth defeat on the road in the Premier League this season on Sunday following a 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Gunners cancelled out Paul Pogba’s opener through Henrikh Mkhitaryan but Manchester United secured three points thanks to Marouane Fellaini’s dramatic winner in the 91st minute.

Arsenal have only managed to collect 13 points from their 17 away games in what has been a disappointing season for the north London club under Arsene Wenger, who is set to stand down as manager next month.

Granit Xhaka made a costly mistake during Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday evening just days after Laurent Koscielny’s error allowed Antoine Griezmann to rescue a 1-1 draw for Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final.

Wenger’s defence has conceded a staggering 48 goals in the Premier Leagur this term to leave Arsenal well off the pace in the top-four race.

Former Arsenal star Groves believes Monreal is the only Gunners defender who has shown signs of improvement this season.

“I think Nacho Monreal has been Arsenal’s player of the season,” Groves told sportingbet.

“I think he’s been the only defender who has improved and shown any consistency this year. He’s also chipped in with a few important goals which always helps.”

Arsenal will travel to Atletico Madrid for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday night.

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