Martin Keown: Hector Bellerin could be 'unbeatable' in the future

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Arsenal legend Martin Keown says Hector Bellerin could be unbeatable.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has told the Daily Mail that current Gunners defender Hector Bellerin has the potential to be 'unbeatable'.

Keown, now working as a pundit, played over 300 league games for Arsenal, serving as an integral part in the Invincibles team in 2003/04.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Keown answered a question about Gunners right back Hector Bellerin, who was recently named as the quickest player in the club's history.

The Spanish right back arrived from Barcelona back in 2011, and is now featuring in the first team at the Emirates Stadium on a regular basis - and whilst Keown isn't putting too much stock into the stat about Bellerin's speed, he does believe that the 20-year-old can become 'unbeatable' in the future.

"I think he’s a really exciting player, but you can’t read into these things too much," said Keown. "For instance, Raheem Sterling was quicker off the mark than him when he won Liverpool’s penalty last weekend – it’s how you use your pace that’s important. If he improves his anticipation he could be unbeatable."

Bellerin, who earned his first Spain Under-21 cap earlier this year, bagged the opening goal in Arsenal's 4-1 win over Liverpool last weekend, cutting inside from the right flank and bending a superb shot past Simon Mignolet with his left foot.

Fans have been extremely impressed with Bellerin's performances since coming into the side, with usual right back Mathieu Debuchy out injured.

Bellerin may still be seen as one for the future under Arsene Wenger, but we've already seen a glimpse of what Bellerin can do - and his incredible speed gives Wenger a lot to work with in the future, both from an attacking and a defensive standpoint.

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