Nacho Monreal believes the 2014/15 campaign was not only his finest at the club since moving to north London, but perhaps even one of the best in his entire footballing career, as per the club’s official website.

Monreal started playing with Osasuna back in 2005 and after going on to appear in 144 games over the course of five La Liga seasons, he opted to sign for Malaga.

Two years later the Spanish left-back joined Arsenal and after early troubles at the Emirates, including a lack of game time, he had a breakthrough season this term and became an important player for the club.

Monreal played 28 league games this season and an eye-catching display in the win over Manchester United in the FA Cup highlighted his significant improvement.

Starting the FA Cup final against Aston Villa was another sign of the trust shown in him by Arsene Wenger and he has firmly dislodged Kieran Gibbs from that position now.

Monreal said: “Before I played for Arsenal, I played for two different clubs, seven seasons in total, and at a good level. This season has probably been one of my best. Maybe not the best but one of the best.

“I’m very happy about that and I would like to continue it and keep going next season.”... 8/6/15