Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has impressed since making his debut for the Gunners, his speed and ability on the ball a sight to behold and a sign that Arsene Wenger has another young star on his hands.
But for all Bellerin’s ability going forward, questions remain regarding his defending, and there could be a solution that would see Arsenal benefit considerably…provided Wenger is willing to take a risk.
Back in August it was revealed that Bellerin had broken Theo Walcott’s club sprint record, with the teenager becoming Arsenal’s fastest ever player over 40 metres. And having seen the Spaniard bomb up and down the pitch for the Gunners in his nine senior appearances to date, more than a few Arsenal fans would surely like to see what Bellerin can do on the wing, relieved of his defensive duties.
At just 19, Bellerin has time to develop in the position that is going to get the best out of his abilities, and that could well be further up the field.
He certainly has the pace to be the next Walcott, and in time he could also have the attacking quality to go with it.
Wenger has shown in the past that he is not afraid to play people in positions that at first raise eyebrows but later raise hands in applause, so why not Bellerin?