Forced to play on the left side of the defence in the match against Manchester City and having to face a very skilled opponent, Arsenal’s defender Ignaci Miquel admitted that this was the toughest task he hat to complete so far at the club since he joined the first team.
“I played left-back again and I’m not used to that,” Miquel told Arsenal.com. “I have been injured for the last two weeks and so my fitness wasn’t quite what it could have been either. It was quite a hard game.
“But if you get the chance to play for the first team you don’t care where you play. I know this is a hard position for me to move from centre-back to left-back but if I get the chance I really don’t mind.
“I think there were some good things and some bad things in my performance overall. It was alright I think but obviously I wasn’t happy with the result in the end.”
Miquel benefited of the situation at the start of the season to catch some first team action, but after Mertesacker was transferred and Vermaelen shrugged off the injury the defender was back to square one. Now he’s waiting patiently for his chances, but with such a strong defensive team it’s not an easy job to step up and Miquel might still be a long way from regular first team appearances.