Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin: I can’t wait to face these two legends

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is looking forward to facing two MLS all-star players in San Jose on Thursday night

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin Photo: The Sport Review

Hector Bellerin has expressed his excitement at the prospect of playing against Brazil legend Kaka and World Cup winner David Villa on Thursday night.

The Spain international has recently returned to the Arsenal set-up for pre-season training following an extended break after la Roja’s Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Italy in the last 16.

Bellerin was one of Arsenal’s most-impressive players last season as the 21-year-old cemented a regular starting spot in Arsene Wenger’s side and even made the PFA Premier League team of the year.

The right-back got his first taste of major tournament football this summer after Spain manager Vicente del Bosque called up the former Barcelona youth product to his squad.

And Bellerin is looking forward to coming up against more quality opposition in the shape of Kaka and Villa as Arsenal take on all-star MLS side in San Jose on Thursday evening.

“I really want to play against players with a higher level of experience,” Bellerin told media after Arsenal’s training session in San Jose.

“I want to see Kaka and Villa, who have played at a high level throughout their careers. Now I am getting the opportunity to play against these players.”

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Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table last season.

The Gunners haven’t won the top-flight crown since 2004.

Wenger’s start will start the new Premier League season with a home clash against Liverpool on 14 August.

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