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Nacho Monreal sat down for an interview with Marca and spoke fondly about his time at Arsenal.

Monreal spent six and a half years at the Emirates and was one of our best defenders during that period. The Spaniard left the Gunners last month and joined Real Sociedad where he has had a terrific start so far.

Speaking about his time in North London, La Cabra had nothing but positives to say. He said: “It has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. I have been seven years, I have shared costumes with many good players.”

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Monreal played 251 times for Arsenal in all competitions and was arguably the best left-back in England for three years. However, the signing of Kieran Tierney opened the door for his exit and he left North London to return home.

Who was Monreal’s best teammate?

The 33-year-old was asked about the best player he shared the dressing room with at the Emirates and he was quick to respond with a name that Arsenal fans would like to distance themselves from since January last year.

He said: “The best? I stay with Alexis, he is a different player. After seeing him train for a minute you give yourself an account of the kind of player he is. I have felt privileged putting my boots next to him, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Santi Cazorla, Petr Cech and more.”

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Sanchez was clearly a fan favourite during his three and a half years with us but his departure left a bitter taste. Before joining Manchester United, the Chilean scored 80 goals and provided 45 assists in 166 games for us but things haven’t quite gone well since.

Sanchez was loaned out to Inter Milan earlier this summer after scoring just five times in 45 games for the Red Devils. The former Barcelona man has had just 10 minutes of game time for the Italians so far and leaving us has to be up there with one of his biggest regrets.

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