Arsene Wenger looks likely to be able to call upon Hector Bellerin for Saturday’s tie with Hull City with MRI scans clear, according to The Sun.
The Gunners right-back suffered a nasty concussion after Marco Alonso’s arm lashing across his face in midair in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Chelsea. The foul was unfairly overlooked by the match officials with the Blues opening the scoring in the process.
Bellerin was sent for scans this week and thankfully has been given the all clear if the report is to be believed, and is expected to return to full training on Friday.
The Spaniard could then be passed fit to face Hull despite suggestions his concussion would lead to a lengthier lay-off. Arsenal’s medical team will have the final say and will be cautious with the defenders health.
Should Bellerin be passed fit and available, it will prove a timely boost with Gabriel no more than a stop-gap option at right-back.
Arsenal will need a much-improved performance when Hull visit at 12.30pm on Saturday to prevent a repeat of the Watford and Chelsea catastrophes, Bellerin’s return will be welcomed considering how important an attacking outlet he is to this team.