Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has been speaking to the club’s official website about the fellow full-backs he most admires.
The 19-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season, making 15 appearances for the senior side so far, including 10 in the Premier League.
Mathieu Debuchy’s injury setbacks have seen Bellerin given more chances than perhaps he would have expected but he has also had to fight with summer signing Calum Chambers for a starting spot.
Given his pace and his innate talent, the future seems very bright for Arsenal’s young full-back and he has been speaking about those players, both in England and further afield, who he looks up to in his position.
“I really like players like Pablo Zabaleta,” Bellerin said, “I think he’s a really complete player when he’s attacking and defending.
“Also Cafu, who was an attacking right-back as well, Dani Alves too; they’re the players that I can try to get the techniques and the positioning from.”
When you consider how well Bellerin has done this season, it seems Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will have some very big decisions to make when he has all his players fit and available.
Bellerin may be young, but his talent cannot be ignored, and if he becomes half as good as his heroes Arsenal will have a mighty fine attacking right-back on their hands.