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Nacho Monreal predicted he would score first goal in four years against Brighton
October 1, 2017 - Written by Faysal Aadan
Nacho Monreal predicted he would score first goal in four years against Brighton
Nacho Monreal was confident he would score against Brighton (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

Nacho Monreal opened the scoring for Arsenal against Brighton and Hove Albion and it appears the defender knew he would score at the Emirates.

The 31-year-old was making his seventh Premier League appearance of the season for the Gunners and finally ended his barren scoring run in the English top flight on Sunday afternoon.

Arsene Wenger beats huge Sir Alex Ferguson record as Arsenal defeat Brighton

Monreal had not scored a league goal for Arsene Wenger’s side since finding the net against Swansea during his first year in England back 2013.

And the Spaniard doubled his tally in the Premier League as he fired home from close-range in the 16th minute following a period of pinball inside Brighton’s penalty area.

Ahead of the match, Monreal tweeted: ‘Getting my shooting boots ready! #pumaONE!’

Wenger believes his team have turned a corner after their 4-0 thumping away at Liverpool.

‘It feels like a different team. You see the way we play football. You need a united group to do that,’ the Frenchman said before the game

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