‘Can You Retire?’: Arsenal Fans Tell Defender To Leave The Club In Twitter Takeover


Arsenal fans took advantage of another Twitter takeover on Thursday afternoon by telling defender Nacho Monreal to leave the club. It may have been a little harsh..

The Arsenal defender has been asked to fill in at centre back with the likes of Laurent Koscielny out injured. With Arsene Wenger failing to add a fourth choice centre back in the summer, he had little choice but to move Monreal into an uncomfortable position. The criticism has come off the back of a poor performance against Anderlecht. But who should be blamed, Monreal or Wenger?

I think it’s not Monreal’s fault that he is being forced to play in this position and in truth, his error against Anderlecht aside, he’s done well. The Spaniard was part of a defence that managed back-to-back clean sheets in the league and he has made no other notable errors. Wenger is the one to blame for me, he’s been poor tactically and it’s his fault that there isn’t a real centre back to take Koscielny’s place in his absence.

The official Arsenal account asked fans to send in their questions for Monreal using the #AskMonreal hashtag.