Arsenal supporters the world over can breathe a sigh of relief. Earlier today, Arseblog reported that Hector Bellerin had injured his ankle in training with the Spain U21 side:
But it appears that any damage he suffered in a hard tackle was not lasting, as beINSport’s man on the ground, David Cartlidge, assuaged everyone’s fears about an hour later.
Hector Bellerín training as normal with Spain U-21 this morning. No injury issue despite reports. #AFC— David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) October 7, 2016
Indeed, as it transpires, Bellerin just took a hard tackle, but he was back out an hour or so later reportedly training as normal. The initial report came via Marca, so we all probably should have crossed our arms and just waited, but the good news either way is that Bellerin seems to be fine.
His continued emergence for Arsenal has been extremely pleasant, and with Carl Jenkinson out through injury still, he is essentially Arsenal’s only viable right back option. Ainsley Maitland-Niles played in the EFL Cup against Forest and could conceivably fill in were something to happen, although it seems more likely that one of Arsenal’s experienced center backs would slide over in the event Bellerin cannot play.
We will keep you posted on any further developments in
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