Arsenal Defender Nacho Monreal Says Playing For The Club Has Boosted His Chances Of Playing For Spanish National Team

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Full-back praises club for aiding his World Cup hope.

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Arsenal full-back Nacho Monreal has praised the club for aiding his chances at being a part of the Spain squad to travel to the World Cup in Brazil next summer, the Daily Star reports.

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Monreal has won 15 caps for his country so far but has been unable to cement himself within the Arsenal first team this season.

Though that hasn’t stopped him from claiming that his transfer deadline day move last January was the right move to make for his career.

And asked whether he believed that would be going to play on the big stage next year he replied: “I think so yes. I was at Malaga for 18 months and I grew a lot as a player.

“The move to the Premier League is a jump in quality and a jump forward. I think being part of a team like Arsenal helps.”

Monreal has started two of Spain’s previous three games, though, and is ever more hopeful of being able to secure a place in the final 23-man squad for the defence of their title in June.

He added: “I’d like that. I’m aware that it’s not going to be easy, also partly because I’m not getting as many minutes as I would like with Arsenal.

“I’m going to continue fighting and working hard because I really want to be at the World Cup.”

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