Hector Bellerin: How I’ve become Arsenal’s fastest player

Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin says he has been working on his speed after emerging as the Gunners' quickest player

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Hector Bellerin has revealed that he has worked hard on building his trademark speed after emerging as Arsenal’s fastest player.

The Spain Under-21 international remarkably managed to usurp Gunners forward Theo Walcott as Arsene Wenger’s quickest squad member this season.

And Bellerin revealed that he has been working on the power in his legs over the past couple of years, which has helped the youngster to develop.

“Some people are born fast,” Bellerin told Arsenal’s website. “I’ve always been pretty quick for my whole career. It gets to the point that you have to do something about it.

“For the past two years I’ve been working a lot on the power in my legs – all of that has helped me.

“Everything you do off the pitch always shows so you have to work on yourself physically as well, it’s not just working on your touch. That’s probably the secret. I doubt I’m the fastest player in the world!”

The Spain Under-21 international has experienced a whirlwind 2015 so far after Bellerin managed to break into Arsene Wenger’s first-team.

Bellerin capped an impressive run of form in the Gunners side with his first Premier League goal against Aston Villa in February before he netted against Liverpool in a 4-1 win at The Emirates earlier this month.

The Gunners youngster has scored two goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for the north London side.

More: Arsenal star Bellerin reflects on whirlwind season

The Spain Under-21 international joined Arsenal from La Liga giants Barcelona in 2011.

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