Brazil legend Cafu praises Arsenal star Hector Bellerin

Brazil legend Cafu

The legendary defender says he can see a lot of himself in the Gunners full-back.

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Arsenal's Hector BellerinLiverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action with Arsenal's Hector Bellerin

Writing on Arsenal’s official Twitter account, Brazil legend Cafu has told fans he sees a lot of himself in Arsenal star Hector Bellerin.

The Gunners youngster has become a first-team star in the last two years after breaking through following an injury to Mathieu Debuchy.

He has become a firm fan favourite, with his attacking prowess and defensive solidity prove a huge hit and even reportedly causing jealous glances from La Liga giants Barcelona.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin in action with Norwich's Cameron JeromeArsenal's Hector Bellerin in action with Norwich's Cameron Jerome

And legendary right-back Cafu has offered his seal of approval, saying he can see a lot of his younger self in the Spanish full back. 

"Bellerin is much like me at 21. He is very fast and very impressive. [He has a] big, big future!” He said in a Q&A on Arsenal's official Twitter page.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin and West Brom's James McClean in actionArsenal's Hector Bellerin and West Brom's James McClean in action

Bellerin will certainly be hoping he can go on to have half as great a career as the one that Cafu enjoyed.

The Brazilian managed 146 appearances and two World Cup wins with Brazil, firmly establishing himself as one of his country’s most legendary players.

At just 21-years-old, Bellerin clearly has a bright future ahead of him and it would not be surprising to see him enjoy similar success with Spain, and maybe even Arsenal, in future.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, David Ospina, Santi Cazorla and Gabriel Paulista celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Cup FinalArsenal's Hector Bellerin, David Ospina, Santi Cazorla and Gabriel Paulista celebrate with the trophy after winning the FA Cup Final

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