Hector Bellerin: I understand it’s ‘difficult’ for Arsene Wenger to play me at Arsenal

Hector Bellerin admits that he owes Arsene Wenger for showing faith in him at Arsenal

Hector Bellerin has thanked Arsene Wenger for showing faith in him before becoming a regular in the Arsenal first team.

The 20-year-old has established himself as a regular in the Arsenal side in recent months after breaking into Wenger’s side last season following an injury to Mathieu Debuchy.

Bellerin’s searing pace helped to set up Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s second goal in their 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

And the youngster admits that he owes Wenger a lot for showing faith in him despite his relative inexperience at the top level.

Bellerin told Marca: “Football is like that.

“It gave me the opportunity to play and I took it, and when [Mathieu] Debuchy returned I had the confidence of the manager to keep playing.

“I understand it’s difficult to give so much playing time to a 19-year-old, but Wenger always says that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.”

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Bellerin, who joined the Gunners from Barcelona as a teenager, will be expecting to feature when Arsenal return to Premier League action with a home clash against Everton on Saturday evening.

The Gunners head into the game against the Toffees knowing that a victory would move them top of the Premier League table ahead of Manchester City’s trip to Manchester United on Sunday.

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