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Arsenal star called up to Spain squad for Euro 2016

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has been included in Vicente Del Bosque’s Spain squad for Euro 2016 this summer after a stellar year with Arsenal.

The 21-year-old received the call up due to Real Madrid ace Dani Carvajal picking up an injury in the Champions League final, with Del Bosque needing to cover the right-back slot.

Bellerin made his senior debut for La Roja in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina, and he will now be hoping to make his mark in France next month.

Del Bosque opted to name 19 of his 23-man squad on Tuesday morning, with an official announcement on the entire group required before the midnight deadline.

The veteran tactician will drop two of Sergio Ramos, Isco, Lucas Vazquez, Koke, Juanfran and Saul Niguez, with the six individuals in question all featuring in the season finale in Milan on Saturday night and so the Spanish medical staff are likely to be assessing them all before reaching a decision.

With Spain out to defend their European crown this summer, they will be desperate to put their nightmare in Brazil two years ago behind them, and Del Bosque has certainly freshened up the side with some new faces.

Nevertheless, with a mix of youth and experience, the Spaniards will be a threat in France, although it remains to be seen whether or not Bellerin will be given the opportunity to build on his fine season at the Emirates by establishing himself at international level too.

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