Nacho Monreal has been fundamental in Arsenal’s success so far this season. With Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil causing everlasting worries for boss Arsene Wenger by not signing new contracts, an uncharacteristic Monreal has been delivering all the goods for the team by scoring two important goals and performing sublimely at the back.
The latest goal of the Spaniard came as an equaliser against Everton at Goodison Park in Sunday’s 5-2 victory. However, Monreal went a step too far the next morning by sharing a video of his goal on Instagram with the caption: “Good morning Gunners!!” which is against strict piracy laws.
Going by the Premier League’s usual policy, the 31-year-old is now likely to see the video removed, and receive a strike against his Instagram account. Not a huge deal for a multi-millionaire Premier League footballer, but it will surely haunt him the next time such a thought comes to his mind.
Though his act cannot be considered as a big shot, but with hundreds of illegal streams available online and TV audiences falling, the league is doing all it can to support rights holders. The law states that if found guilty of illegal streaming, individuals can face up to 10 years behind bars.
But what matters most is that the defender has not missed a minute of Premier League action this season, and has impressed boss Arsene Wenger with his return to form.
Written by Himangshu Das
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