Ignacio 'Nacho' Monreal Eraso was born on the 26th of February 1986 in Pamplona, Spain. He is the current left back for Arsenal and Spain. Monreal began his career at Osasuna as he was part of the youth setup. He made hos debut for the senior side in October 2006 against Valencia. Monreal played over 175 matches for the club scoring six goals for the club.
In June 2011 Monreal signed for Malaga on a five year deal. He competed with Eliseu for the left back role and he helped the club to reach the UEFA Champions league for next season. He helped the side to reach the Round of 16 in the 2012/13 Champions League which was a big achievement for the Spanish club.
On deadline day January 2013 Monreal signed for English club Arsenal for an undisclosed fee. He would slot into the left back position ahead of Keiran Gibbs. Monreal has also played for the Spanish national team having over 10 appearances for the nation.