Thierry Henry raves about ‘just amazing’ Arsenal star after 2-1 win over Chelsea

Thierry Henry was full of praise for Nacho Monreal after Arsneal's 2-1 League Cup semi-final win over Chelsea

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry Photo: Sky Sports

Thierry Henry lavished praise on Nacho Monreal following his sparkling performance for Arsenal in their 2-1 League Cup semi-final win over Chelsea at The Emirates on Wednesday night.

The Spanish defender was in fine form for the Gunners as they secured victory to book their place in the League Cup final against Manchester City in just over a month’s time.

After the goalless first leg at Stamford Bridge, it was Eden Hazard who gave Chelsea the lead with a cool finish in the seventh minute at The Emirates on Wednesday night.

However, the Gunners were soon level thanks to Antonio Rudiger’s own goal in the 12th minute.

Granit Xhaka then scored the winner on the hour-mark when he poked home from close range to book Arsenal’s place in their eighth ever League Cup final.

Speaking during Sky Sports‘ coverage of the game, Henry said: “Nacho Monreal – he was everywhere.

“To be able to give that sense of drive and that commitment to the team from the left-back position, that was just amazing.

“I’m happy for the guys and happy for Arsenal. Now they have to beat Manchester City [in the final].”

Arsenal, who are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table, will take on Manchester City at Wembley in the final on Sunday 25 February.

The Gunners now have the weekend off before preparing for their Premier League trip to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday night.

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