The debate surrounding Arsenal’s fastest player has been a contentious one, with Theo Walcott refusing to accept that Hector Bellerin is faster than him – despite the Spaniard beating him by one hundredth of a second over 40 metres.
It may well have been put to bed now though, with the 20-year-old apparently beating his senior teammate yet again.
Bellerin insists that while it was close last year (you don’t get much closer than one hundredth of a second), things were far more clear cut this year. He also claims Walcott wouldn’t admit he was beaten though, so can we trust him?
“Everyone keeps telling me different numbers,” he said (via the Mirror)
“But I know I beat Theo by literally one hundredth of a second after he had beaten Thierry, so you can do the maths.
“It was very close last year but this year I beat Theo by more of a distance. He won’t tell you that, though!”
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It makes little difference to the team which player is faster, it’s just nice knowing that two of the paciest players in the game are both lining up for us. Hopefully both men are able to have an impact this Monday, and are able to put Liverpool to the sword with their devastating speed.
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Bellerin has been phenomenal since his emergence last season, and is now our undisputed first-choice right-back. His pace is just a small part of what makes him so superb though, and if he continues improving at this meteoric rate then he may well be our full-back for years to come.