IGNASI FILLS GIBBS GAP
Arsenal youngster Ignasi Miquel has said that he is enjoying his life as the left back for Arsenal. Arsenal have an injury crisis in the defence right now and youngster Ignasi Miquel has been called upon to fill in the gap left by the injuries to Andre Santos and Kieran Gibbs.
The youngster has impressed a lot in the fixtures that he has been called upon, and is looking to become a permanent fixture in the Arsenal defence. Despite missing a number of players, Arsenal have risen up the table to fifth position. It is something that was almost unimaginable only a few months ago after the 8-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester United.
The 19-year-old Ignasi Miquel's preferred position is centre back, but he has been able to adapt in the left back position quite brilliantly. Even though he has admitted that it was initially challenging, he says that he says grown into the role. He has said that his main aim now is to keep his position in the team and not lose it after the return of first-team regulars like Andre Santos. He has also said that he is very much happy with the amount of game time he has been getting at Arsenal this season, which has prevented him from looking at the option of going out on loan.
“In the last two or three years I have been playing at centre back so it's quite hard for me to get back to left back. Once you get there training and playing a couple of games, it is just another position. But to be fair I used to play there and you more or less try to remember what you can from when you were younger,” Miquel told club’s official website.