Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Monreal is a Spanish left-sided player, who was born on 26th February 1986, and plays for Real Sociedad. Beginning his career with Osasuna, Monreal developed a reputation as a reliable left-back. The Spaniard made over 100 appearances for Osasuna before moving on to Malaga in 2011 and became embroiled in a battle for the left-back spot with Eliseu. In January 2013, Monreal joined Arsenal for around £8 million. He appeared for Spain at both under-19 and under-21 levels before making his senior debut in 2009.