Arsenal fans react on Twitter to Monreal centre-back performance

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Arsenal lost 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls last night with a very weak side on show.

Arsenal played their second first-team pre-season friendly last night but it ended in a rather flat performance and subsequent 1-0 defeat to the New York Red Bulls.

With much of the attention on the Arsenal legend Thierry Henry it was the son of another former Arsenal striker who got the winning goal. Bradley Wright-Phillips, formerly of Charlton and Southampton, scoring in the 32nd minute for the only goal of the game.

But Arsenal fans will not take to much interest of the result. First of all, as ever, it was pre-season - and the end goal is to get match fitness accurate for the start of a new campaign.

Secondly was the team Arsenal fielded.

With Yaya Sanogo injured along with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Lukas Podolski all allowed extra time to rest their weary World Cup bones Chuba Akpom was the only recognised striker in the squad.

Tomas Rosicky started the game up front and in a midfield five of Santi Cazorla, Gedion Zelalem, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta - there was a serious lack of width.

Carl Jenkinson started at right-back, a player who knows his future lies away from The Emirates and perhaps the weakest area of the pitch was at centre-back - where youngster Isaac Hayden and left-back by trade Nacho Monreal featured.

Monreal is known as something of a utility player. In the past he has filled in on the wing or in central midfield but at the heart of defence is not usually a position you would expect to see the Spaniard.

So how did Arsenal fans think he got on?

Here is a selection of Tweets from the Gunners faithful...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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