I have seen quite a few football pundits this season who have included both of the first choice Arsenal full backs Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin in their Premier League team of the season, and I am certainly not going to argue with them.
The Spanish duo are almost certain to start again against Chelsea tomorrow in an unchanged back five for the Gunners, which has definitely helped the Gunners to be one of the best defensive units in the division. According to an Evening Standard report though, the Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink is more concerned about what damage is likely to be done to his team by Bellerin and Monreal down the flanks as they get forward to link up with the more attacking Arsenal players like Walcott and Alexis Sanchez.
Chelsea’s own full backs Ivanovic and Azpilicueta were getting the same sort of plaudits last season that Arsenal´s Spaniards are getting this time but they have been a shadow of their former selves this season, especially defensively where they are likely to be sorely tested by Arsenal.
Hiddink has plenty to worry about with Alexis Sanchez fit again and Mesut Ozil returning to torment Nemanja Matic in the middle, but he knows that he cannot just focus on the really big name stars because Arsenal have a couple of full backs ready to tear his struggling side to pieces.