These incredible statistics highlight Arsenal youngster Hector Bellerin's potential

Hector Bellerin Tackle

The Spaniard has been in great form for the club this season.

Arsenal lost their opening fixture in the Champions League last night to Croatian outfit Dinamo Zagreb and the decision of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to leave Hector Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey at home seemed to backfire.

An own goal from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and a strike from Chilean forward Fernandes da Silva did the trick and Olivier Giroud was also sent off in the match.

Theo Walcott’s late consolation in the end proved nothing more than that.

When looking at the statistics, Arsenal’s decision not to select Hector Bellerin appears to have been a poor one.

Arsene Wenger has decided to give the youngster a break with Mathieu Debuchy a seemingly adequate replacement – but looking at one incredible statistic the Spanish youngster certainly should have been in the squad.

  PositionTeamTotal Att AssistGoal AssistBig Chance CreatedTotal CrossAppearancesMins Played
Héctor Bellerín DF Arsenal 7 0 5 10 4 360

He may not have an assist in the Premier League this season but from his seven attempted assists he has created five open chances for his Arsenal team-mates – five which were, unfortunately, not taken.

That record is certainly one to be reckoned with and soon enough the pacey right-back will bag his first assist of the season.

If he was present in Zagreb last night it might have come then.

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