Ex-Chelsea defender Duberry praises Arsenal sensation Bellerin: You don't usually get players like this

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Former Chelsea and Leeds defender Michael Duberry believes Hector Bellerin is a top young talent.

Former Chelsea and West Ham players Michael Duberry and Tony Cottee have praised Arsenal youngster Hector Bellerin, speaking to SkySports Morning View. 

Bellerin has broken through into the Arsenal first team this season in Mathieu Debuchy's injury-enforced absence, and has been keeping the Frenchman out of the side over the last fortnight despite him being fit again.

The Spaniard confirmed his adaptation to the top level with a well taken goal against Liverpool a fortnight ago to spark a comprehensive 4-1 victory.

Duberry believes this is no fluke, and says Bellerin is displaying the sort of talent which most young players his age do not when it comes to performing in the Premier League - and is not just about attacking.

He said: "I like him. The consistency when your young you don't usually get, to get it is a great attribute to have.

"Ultimately you are paid to defend, to defend one one ones, and he does that."

Ex-West Ham striker Tony Cottee also added: "What I do like about him is he can defend as well, he can only get better and better."

Bellerin needs to continue to shine because next season there could be a four way battle for his place in the team.

As well as French international Debuchy, Calum Chambers will be coming into his second season at the club and Carl Jenkinson will return from his loan at West Ham, who if he impresses in pre-season then Arsene Wenger may have second thoughts about selling him.

Getting to the end of the season with his place in the side as Arsenal's first choice right-back would be a great way for Bellerin to set himself up for success, but there are big tests against Manchester United, Chelsea, and potentially two Wembley games to come.

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