Monreal has actually been revealing off his skills in and around Arsenal’s training ground, doing all sorts of techniques with a football.

One clip Monreal uploaded on his Facebook web page reveals him putting the ball between the legs of Hector Bellerin from 20 backyards as his team-mate walked across a space at the training ground with his eyes dealt with on his mobile phone.

And in an additional clip uploaded on Alexandre Lacazette’s Twitter account, Monreal is seen doing a number of trick shots consisting of racking up a number of goals from standing behind the goal to the awe of his team-mates consisting of Jack Wilshere.

And in another clip posted on Alexandre Lacazette’s Twitter account, Monreal is seen doing several trick shots including scoring several goals from standing behind the goal to the amazement of his team-mates including Jack Wilshere.

Best skilled centre-back in the league. Messi’s watching his videos before games. ????@_nachomonreal ????

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— Lacazettes (@Lacazettes) November 10, 2017

They are the sort of skills you would associate with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and as Lacazette tweeted: “Messi’s watching his videos before games.”

Gone are the days when the Arsenal back four used training to practice standing still with their arms in the air appealing for offside.