It was all about the Bellerin on the Arsenal website today, after his Arsenal team mate Joel Campbell lavished praise on the young Spaniard who he has formed an off field friendship with as well as a good understanding on the pitch as they have been operating together up and down the right flank.
The Costa Rican’s native language is Spanish and that helped him and Bellerin connect when Campbell finally got the work permit to allow him to finally come to England and play for Arsenal. And the forward told Arsenal Player that as well as helping them to become friends, the language connection has helped them to form a good working relationship in the first team, with good communication between the two helping both players to perform.
Campbell also went on to talk about how good his Spanish pal and colleague is becoming. He has certainly taken the Premier League by storm since being called on by Arsene Wenger when injury problems to Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers gave us a mini crisis. Debuchy might not agree but that turned out to be a stroke of luck for the club as it allowed Bellerin to flourish and become one of the best in the country. But Campbell thinks there is still a lot more to come from the Spaniard.
He said, “We speak the same language, so it is much easier to communicate with each other.
“We enjoy a very good relationship on and off the pitch. That helps us a lot when we are playing, by speaking with each other, helping each other and giving indications to give our best to the team.
“He is enjoying a very high level, but I think he can give even more. He has the potential to be one of the best in the world.
“He is showing that now, but he is still very young and he has a long way ahead. So I think the best of Hector is yet to come, we haven’t seen it yet.”
You could say that the attacking side of Bellerin’s game is better than the defending side but that is something that improves with time and the best defenders do not hit their prime until later in their careers and he is still just 20-years old. So is Campbell right and is Bellerin heading to the very top?
People seem to forget that Bellerin is a natural attacking winger and was converted into a RB by Wenger.
With the amount of pace this kid has, he is being wasted as a defender ?I would give him plenty of target practice and turn him into a G.Bale type of player ?
No he isn’t, to be a winger in a top club you have to have Sanchez/Robben-like potential which he doesn’t. RB was his best position and even Barca didn’t see that. He easily has the potential to be the next Alves or Lahm.
At the moment we need him as a RB
And I believe he can be WC
He is only 20 years old and look how good he is.
He took over the starting RB spot at 20 years old
Imagine how good he will be in a few years time
I just hope he can stay free from these devastating injuries that always hamper the progression of our young prospects
I think Hector maturing in the Shad Forsythe era will definitely deliver him better prospects than the likes of Wilshere.
Hoping that his progression will continue without somebody competing with him in the team in that position. Debuchy has left, who is competing with him? Chambers? A little far behind.
Bellerin’s defending is better than his attacking in my opinion (although he tends to get embarrassed against tricky wingers). His pace is a great asset in defence, remember that his covering for Gabriel in the last game? In attack he has a lot to do, especially with his final ball…
Hardly embarrassed when he kept Hazard in his pocket and denied Costa the opportunity to penetrate our box, keep in mind Costa kept Robben on the bench.
Hector bellerin has turned out into a real gem of a right back for us, rearly missing a beat game after game!