Michael Owen praises Arsenal star: He is brilliant

Michael Owen heaps praise on Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and his recent sparkling displays

Michael Owen has praised Hector Bellerin for the attacking qualities he brings to Arsenal.

The Spanish full-back has established himself as one of the first names on the team sheet at The Emirates in recent seasons after breaking into the first team in north London.

Indeed, Bellerin is now widely regarded to be one of the best right-backs around following his rise to prominence at The Emirates.

Bellerin had been linked with a move away from Arsenal but the defender recently committed his future to the north London club by signing a new long-term contract this season.

And former Liverpool striker Owen admits that he is a big fan of Bellerin, and especially his attacking play.

Speaking on BT Sport on Tuesday night, Bellerin said: “His choice of pass is absolutely brilliant.

“It’s far easier as a full-back to take a touch and perfect it, but your centre-forwards need it quickly and he has the confidence to go for it.

“You’ve got to take a risk in the attacking third and he does that well.”

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Bellerin will be expecting to feature for Arsenal when the Gunners return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a trip to take on Manchester City at The Etihad.

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