Posted on October 09, 2016 by ADMIN

Panic over! Key Arsenal defender back in full training

Hector Bellerin had to be subbed off during a qualifier for the Spain Under-21 side last week, and Arsenal had feared the worst about a potential ankle injury.

The right-back has been dropped back down to the Under-21 side after a campaign with the senior side at the European Championships, but was unable to complete the full 90 minutes against San Marino on Wednesday unfortunately.

Bellerin was forced to sit out training on Thursday, as everyone frantically awaited the scan results, but the full-back is now believed to be back in full training, and potentially available to start again this week.

The Spanish youngster has earned his place as one of Arsenal key players in recent seasons, leaving Mathieu Debuchy to doubt his future at the club, and he would be a huge absentee should he be unable to return to action following the international break.

We already have Per Mertesacker currently ruled out with injury, while Gabriel Paulista and Carl Jenkinson are trying to build up fitness having returned to training following injury absences also.

Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Nacho Monreal have got some good news over the break however, with unlikely call-ups to the England and Spain squads materialising, as replacement for Ryan Bertrandt and Jordi Alba, who are now been ruled out through injury

Gibbs has become a back-up to the favoured Nacho over the past year and a bit, and a call back into the England side had looked extremely unlikely.

How much of a miss would it be to lose Bellerin? If he was ruled out, who would you rather see in his place, Debuchy or Jenkinson?

Pat J

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11 thoughts on “Panic over! Key Arsenal defender back in full training

  1. Jerick

    Gibbs is such a humble lad. Even with his qualities and limited game time, he still remains humble. He is a great player to have especially as back up. He is the better player going forward than Nacho

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  2. Dennis

    I wouldn’t throw Jenko in there, he’s been out too long. Instead Debuchy would get the call at RB if he can’t be back. Swansea’s montero vs debuchy though? :S remember what he did to bellerin last year? yikes. Good luck to either of them.

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    1. Wilshegz

      it was Calum Chambers that Montero looked like Messi against not Debuchy.
      Debuchy made Kingsley Coman of Bayern look like De Lima instead

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  3. Uzi Ozil

    Talking about Debuchy. Where is he?

    I thought He was a good buy when we got him to replace Sagna. Started off quite well then injuries won’t let him be. Hector came to the party and we love him, his performance. Dude has remained one number one right back.

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  4. Break-on-through

    Bellerin would be a massive loss. With our game we need players who can make the ground up on recoveries. We must have the speediest back line in the whole league, minus Monreal, or added Gibbs. Glad Gibbs got a call up, Monreal too. Which right back would I prefer, Maitland Niles, until one of the others picks up a bit of match fitness.

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  5. goonerboy

    Yes,it is a good news but I will take this as a warning sign…
    Bellerin must not get injured right now for,we need him fit and firing…

    He has formed a deadly patnership with Theo on the right and secondly,we have no option as we speak…

    Jenkinson is certainly not 100% fit and I don’t understand Debuchy’s position and I doubt he has match fitness too,so they can’t be relied on for now…
    The games are coming thick and fast, God help us!

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  6. Liang

    Off topic. Anyone seen Iwobi training ground interview?

    No wonder the OX is not consistent, he is always late to training.

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    1. mkgooner

      It shows how even the players appreciate Cazorla. Almost every answer was “Santi” Give him a contract already

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  7. Twig

    I still demand to know if Bellerin is waiting to jump the Arsenal ship!

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    1. Alexis the Great

      Of course he isn’t. But on the original question I want Jenkinson to get back to full fitness and challenge Bellerin for the position. Debuchy is nothing but a moany old git!

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