Unai Emery wanted to pick Nacho Monreal in Arsenal starting XI for north London derby

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The Gunners fought back from two goals down against Spurs to draw 2-2 at the Emirates in a thrilling contest, while Monreal completed a move to Real Sociedad barely 24 hours beforehand. He had taken part in training that week and, according to The Athletic, if Emery had been given his way he would have started at left-back in the derby. Monreal’s move was confirmed on Saturday morning, with Arsenal playing Sunday afternoon (Getty) The Arsenal boss had no qualms about playing Henrikh Mkhitaryan despite the midfielder being shipped off to Roma the very next day, and he wanted to do the same with Monreal.

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