The lowdown on young Arsenal starlet Hector Bellerin.
Despite going down to Everton at the weekend, Arsenal fans will have had something to cheer about as their academy looks set to produce the latest in a long line of top talent to take the Premier League by storm.
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A 19-year-old full-back by the name of Hector Bellerin snuck in through the backdoor into the squad to take on the Toffees, and though he didn’t make it off the bench the general consensus is that he will get his chance to shine very soon.
Following in the footsteps of club legend Cesc Fabregas, Bellerin joined the Gunners from Barcelona in 2011 before he was eligible to pen a professional deal in Catalonia and he has been pulling up roots with the Arsenal academy ever since.
And upon penning his first professional deal last July, he made his first team debut not long after in the Capital One Cup clash against West Brom in September, coming on as a 95th minuted sub for Mikel Arteta.
He was then shipped out on loan to Watform in November, where he featured in eight of the Championship club’s games. He clocked up an assist during his third appearance for the Hornets, which prompted them to extend his deal until the end of the season only for Arsenal to recall him in February.
Bellerin is a classic modern full-back, attacking first and defending later. He’s quick, athletic and has a unique eye for goal, having played in midfield and up front earlier in his career.
With Bacary Sagna set to make a summer exit from the Emirtes, and Wenger not keen on giving Carl Jenkinson more chances, Gunners fans may be seeing a lot more of Bellerin before too long.
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