Garth Crooks: This surprised me about Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin

Garth Crooks wants to see Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin make more assists for his Gunners team-mates

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Garth Crooks has expressed his surprise that Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin hasn’t supplied more assists this season.

The Gunners defender teed up Alex Iwobi for Arsenal’s second goal in a comfortable 2-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

This was Bellerin’s third assist in two league games having managed only two in the previous 46 fixtures

Garth Crooks

Bellerin has made three assists in his last two Premier League games for Arsene Wenger’s side as the Spain Under-21 international continues to grow in stature at the north London club.

However, former Spurs forward Crooks wants to see Bellerin become more consistent going forward after his impressive performance at Goodison Park.

“What a glorious ball from Bellerin for Alex Iwobi to score his first Premier League goal,” Crooks told BBC Sport.

“What surprised me about this ball is I don’t see it often enough from a full-back with so much ability.

“This was Bellerin’s third assist in two league games having managed only two in the previous 46 fixtures.”

Bellerin, 21, has made four assists in 28 Premier League games for the north London side so far this season.

Arsenal are in third place in the Premier League table but 11 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City.

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The Gunners will host Watford in their next top-flight fixture at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday 2 April.

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