Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has revealed that he cannot wait to return to Watford and meet up with his old teammates, ahead of the League game between the two teams on Saturday (via the Standard). The young Spaniard spent almost an entire season on loan at Vicarage Road, and made 8 appearances for the Hornets in that period.
This was during the 2013 season, which was Bellerin’s first senior season in English football. The very next campaign, he got a chance to feature for the Arsenal first team thanks to injury problems and has not looked back since. Even though he is now one of the rising stars of football, Bellerin revealed that he keeps in touch with his old Watford teammates and meets up with them whenever possible.
He said, “I’m looking forward to that [travelling to Vicarage Road]. I actually met up with a few of my old Watford teammates recently.
“I had a good two months there and still see a lot of them. I’m in touch with Troy [Deeney] and a few of the others.
“It will be very nice to be back at the Vic. I think they can stay up in the league, they have the right team for it. They are a tough team to play against, they are a young team who like to play with the ball so I’m happy they have started well.”
Watford currently share the record for best defensive performance in the League; they have conceded just seven times this season – the same as Arsenal. Based on the numbers, it should be a tough away fixture for the Gunners; but with all our attackers finding form over the international break, there is reason to be optimistic as we enter a hectic schedule of games over the next few weeks.