By Tony Hughes
Nacho Monreal scored his first international goal for Spain on Saturday as his team beat Macedonia 4-0 in their World Cup qualifier.
Monreal played the full 90 minutes and scored Spain’s third goal in the 84th minute, after a Darko Velkovski own goal and Vitolo had made it two.
Substitute Aritz Aduriz made it four in the 85th minute to complete a comfortable win for Spain, which leaves them top of Group G after four games.
They have 10 points, the same as Italy, but sit above their rivals with a vastly superior goal difference.
It was Monreal’s 17th appearance for his country and his first ever international goal and Arsenal fans on twitter were delighted for their player, although one said he’d rather the defender save his goals for the Gunners.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Nacho Monreal scoring his first goal for Spain against Macedonia
— Arsenal Latest (@ArsenalsNews) November 13, 2016
Terrific Goal by Nacho Monreal scored for Spain last night , he really is a top professional now playing for both Club & Country #Arsenal
— Tony Stock (@ts100uk) November 13, 2016
Would rather Monreal scored for Arsenal TBH
— Gooner in Phoenix (@PhoenixGooner) November 13, 2016
Video: Monreal scores for Spain.
The world hasn't ended yet, but this is a close second! https://t.co/lRH3XUOPoe
— Arsenal Related (@EdTA6) November 13, 2016
We've got Monreal
We've got Monreal
I just don't think you understand !!! pic.twitter.com/JePIAJEOlg
— Barry (@BarryArsenal7) November 13, 2016
Well done to Nacho Monreal who scored his first ever goal for Spain in their win against Macedonia! ?? pic.twitter.com/TwbSMNMZP6
— Arsenal (@Arsenalgorithms) November 12, 2016
Nacho Monreal wonder goal tonight for Spain back to his goal scoring best in time for Old Trafford #arsenal
— Richard Allen (@allen_gunners) November 12, 2016
— AMIT (@amitpujari1) November 13, 2016
Monreal has established himself as Arsene Wenger’s first choice full-back at the club, with Kieran Gibbs playing as backup.
The Spain international has played in 12 encounters for the Gunners in all competitions this season, as the north London club currently sit in fourth place in the Premier League table.
They are looking to put an end to a 12-year wait for the title after last winning it in 2004 following an unbeaten league campaign.
They will face rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford next in the early 12.30pm kick off on Saturday, who are currently sat in sixth place and eager to improve.
In other Arsenal news, fans reacted to Aaron Ramsey’s display for Wales on Twitter.