Injuries and Arsenal are two words that have gone together way too often in the last few years and so are we really surprised to hear that our new right back, Mathieu Debuchy, might be out of action for as much as two months after picking up an ankle problem in the 2-2 draw with Man City yesterday?
Of course it is bad news for Arsenal, especially as the defensive side of the squad is the one that we have got the least cover for. But in a way this could turn out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise. Why? Because it will give the young Spanish defender Hector Bellerin a chance to show what he can do in the first team.
And if the product of the famous La Masia academy from Barcelona can start to produce the kind of electric performance he came up with in pre-season at the Emirates cup, then we could have a real star of t6he future on our hands.
The 19-year old is blessed with searing pace to go with his technical ability and considering that Debuchy is 29-years old, the Gunners need him to start progressing from the underage squad. Calum Chambers was thought of as a right back but it looks like Arsene Wenger is grooming the former Saint for a centre back role.
Bellerin has a lot to learn but how is he going to do that if he never plays? What do you guys think?