Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been speaking ahead of his side’s Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
The Gunners are in Germany at the moment for their opening game of Group D. The North London outfit have injury concerns in defence, with right-back Mathieu Debuchy expected to be sidelined for two months due to an ankle problem.
The injury to the France international has raised questions on how Arsenal will cope as the season progresses, but Wenger believes that his squad is strong enough to compensate for the former Newcastle United star’s loss.
‘The Debuchy injury puts us in a position where we do not want more (injuries), and hopefully we will have good news after his scan today and he will be back soon’, he told reporters at a press conference on Monday.
‘We have (Calum) Cambers who can play in different positions, (Nacho) Monreal can play in centre-back and we have (Hector) Bellerin who is now ready to play’.
Hector Bellerin is 19 years of age and has yet to make an appearance in the Premier League. It is unlikely that he will be thrown in at the deep end against Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday.
However, Wenger’s latest comments suggest that the Spanish teenager seems ready to step up and play his role in Arsenal’s quest for Premier League and Champions League glory as the season progresses.