Nacho Monreal: 'Arsene Wenger has given me confidence'

Monreal: 'Wenger has given me confidence'
© PA Photos
Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal reveals that manager Arsene Wenger has helped him settle into life in England.

Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal has admitted the faith that manager Arsene Wenger has shown in him has helped him perform better in his first two months in England.

Monreal has impressed since joining the Gunners from Malaga in January, but the full-back has insisted that he hasn't found the transition from Spain to England an easy change to make.

The 27-year-old told talkSPORT: "Everything has been challenging in different amounts, because the league is completely different to La Liga.

"Coming here and not speaking the language, being unable to communicate with my teammates, is one of many difficult situations that is making me grow as a person and as a player.

"Since I've been here, the manager has given me a lot of confidence and he's been starting me. This has been very important for me because it helps a lot to feel that the manager has faith in me, especially as I've just arrived."

The Spanish international has made six Premier League appearances since his arrival at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger before the match against Bayern Munich on March 13, 2013
Read Next:
Wenger: 'First goal was vital'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account