Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck comments on Hector Bellerin’s Premier League debut

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Hector Bellerin made his Premier League debut for Arsenal yesterday.

Arsenal youngster Hector Bellerin made his Premier League debut yesterday as the Gunners were held 2-2 at home to Hull City.

The 19-year-old’s only previous appearance this season in Arsenal shirt came in the Champions League loss at Borussia Dortmund in mid-September.

But as a result of a number of injuries and the suspension to Calum Chambers, boss Arsene Wenger showed his confidence in the youngster by drafting in him to the starting XI.

  TeamPosWon TackleInterception WonEffective ClearancePass completionAppsMins
Héctor Bellerín Arsenal DF 3 1 0 91.7% 1 90

As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the Spain U19 international competed well up against a tricky Tigers side.

Bellerin made three tackles and one interception whilst maintaining possession well for the North Londoners, completing 91.7% of his intended passes.

His debut performance prompted fellow teammate Danny Welbeck to praise him after the match as the England international striker highlighted the fullback’s incredible speed.

"I thought Hector Bellerin was brilliant today," Welbeck told Arsenal.com. "He's really quick and once he got going it was difficult for Hull to stop him. He made a few defensive challenges that got the ball back for us as well."

Bellerin followed in the footsteps of former Arsenal favourite Cesc Fabregas by moving to the Emirates Stadium outfit from Barcelona in the summer of 2011.

He signed his first professional contract with the club in July 2013 and went on to have a loan spell at Championship side Watford later that year.

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