Hector Bellerin not concerned by competition for places at Arsenal

The young right-back says the fight for starting places is making the Gunners play better.

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has told the club’s official website that the competition for his starting spot is a positive thing.

The youngster has broken through this season in the absence of summer signing Mathieu Debuchy, impressing in the right-back spot for the Gunners.

The 20-year-old had only made one substitute appearance before this season, but has since featured on 20 separate occasions, impressing so much that the position is arguably his to lose next year.

And he says the competition for places in every position in the squad is what is making everyone play so well.

“We have loads of players in my position, but I think that’s a really positive thing” Bellerin said.

“We have really good players fighting for their spots in every position, so that’s one of the reasons why everyone is performing the way that they are, because it’s bringing out the best in us.”

The young Spaniard has also emphasised how much he enjoys playing for the Gunners, explaining how easy it is play for the side when they are at their free-flowing best.

That free-flowing football was on show in last Monday’s 3-1 win at Hull, with the Tigers simply unable to keep up with their opponents at times during the display.

It was yet another good performance from Arsene Wenger’s side in 2015, and Bellerin says that the type of football his side play is always going to help players.

“The fact that Arsenal plays that kind of football is going to help you,” he added.

“You always enjoy yourself playing with these players around you. They’re all top players and it’s really helpful. They make you look like you’re a good player as well.”

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