The Spanish right-back has enjoyed somewhat of a whirlwind year with the Gunners as he struggled on his UEFA Champions League debut against Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund 12 months ago and it appeared he wasn’t quite ready to make the step up to first-team football at the time.
However, a long-term injury to Mathieu Debuchy at the beginning of 2015 allowed the youngster another chance to prove himself and he has done exactly that to nail down a regular spot in manager Arsene Wenger’s strongest XI.
Bellerin was part of the Gunners side which kept their third successive Premier League clean sheet during the victory over Stoke City at the weekend and not only are his performances improving with each week, but his popularity is also on the rise and he took time to thank his supporters for reaching a milestone of followers.
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