Arsenal star taking painkillers to remain available for selection

According to the Athletic (subscription required), Arsenal star Hector Bellerin is being given painkillers to remain available for selection.

Our academy graduate is facing discomfort due to a tear to his right groin, the right-back has also been undertaking extra training sessions – including on days off, to stay available.

Bellerin returned from a cruciate ligament injury earlier in the season and unfortunately injury troubles have prevented the star from returning to his best.

The Athletic claim that Bellerin has experienced trouble with his groin since undertaking some addition drills in preparation for our match against Newcastle last month.

Mikel Arteta started Sokratis ahead of the Spaniard for our victory against West Ham on the weekend.

Bellerin came off the bench to help protect our lead for the last few minutes of the match.

The Athletic claim that Bellerin’s crossing has been impacted by the discomfort in the groin.

Considering that the full-back hasn’t long come off of a serious injury, do you think it’s wise for the Gunners to be giving Bellerin painkillers?

Of course we’re in the business end of the season and we’re hoping to challenge for a Champions League spot, but is Bellerin’s long-term fitness worth risking?

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4 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    This surprising news does perhaps explain his very average performances since his return .It also makes me wonder what AMN has done to be totally ignored by Arteta despite the continued problems faced by Bellerin.I would have thought a period of rest might be appropriate to sort out his latest injury, but I am not a medical man.

    1. Gunner23 says:

      Playing someone on painkillers instead of AMN makes no sense… you can end careers that way.

  2. Reggie says:

    It all doesn’t make sense at all, he isn’t giving the team anything, pain killers or not.

  3. Allstar abs says:

    If amn played instead of Bellerin,he might have make those Mistakes he used to, you and i knows a lot about amn and the kind of things is capable of,so only God knows where we would have been on table by now with him playing at right back so i think the club and coach knows what is best for the team and the players and we fans so lets just trust them and support them at all cost

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