Hector Bellerin has picked up an injury on international duty with the Spanish Under-21s. The youngster is awaiting the results of tests on the knock to his ankle but isn’t feared to be that serious (via Sport Witness).
Just when you thought Arsenal’s injury record was improving, the Emirates curse seems to have struck a player who wasn’t even in the country. Hector Bellerin was away with his Spanish Under-21 teammates for a match against San Marino Under-21 when he picked up a knock.
San Marino Under-21 have lost all ten of their matches in their UEFA Under-21 Championship qualification campaign and ran out 3-0 losers to Spain on Tuesday. The Spanish had 26 shots on goal compared to the home side’s zero which will only further infuriate Arsenal fans.
Hector Bellerin played the full 90 minutes but Marca has today reported that the Gunners man missed training yesterday complaining about the knock. The article claims that this is just a precaution but that the player is awaiting results of a test on the injury.
It’s now just a case of waiting and seeing the extent of Hector Bellerin’s injury. The player may have been linked with a move away from the Emirates but is still a key man in the team for the time being at least. Let’s hope the injury isn’t too serious and the 21-year-old will be back in time for next Saturday’s match against Swansea.
UPDATE: 20:30 GMT – Bellerin is said to be fit enough to remain with the U-21 team and is expected to be a part of the squad for their match against Estonia on Monday. Fantastic news!