29-year-old star: These two Arsenal youngsters have ‘huge potential'

Arsenal

Mathieu Debuchy believes two Arsenal youngsters can become ‘very good’ players in the future.

Speaking to the official Gunners website, Debuchy singled out Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers as being great prospects for the future.

The French defender said: “We have a lot of good players who can play at right back, I think of Hector and Calum. They have both done well this season. They are young and talented, with a huge potential to become very good players. They’ve proved so far this season that they have the qualities to be at Arsenal.”

Bellerin has been the real breakthrough star this term, progressing from raw talent to establish first-team player, whilst Chambers has impressed when called upon following his summer arrival from Southampton.

Thankfully for both of them, Debuchy’s injury issues have seen them pick up much more game time than many suspected they would have, but there is no denying that it has aided their development.

Whilst Debuchy has only managed 15 appearances in all competitions this term, Chambers has 36 - playing in both the centre of defence and as a right-back - and Bellerin has 26 - despite being only 20-years-old.

The young duo have certainly impressed, but it has been Bellerin’s mature performances that have truly seen him excel despite his lack of senior experience prior to this season.

They have both shown that the potential is there to become top level players, and they have already proven their talent at a side who are fighting in both European and domestic competitions.

If the duo keep improving at the incredible rate they already are, it may just come at the cost of Debuchy’s place in the first-team.

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