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Hector Bellerin gives Arsenal reason to be excited

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Now, if you ask me, I'm all for youth players. In fact, it's probably the one thing at the moment I can confidently praise and applaud Arsene Wenger on doing in the past few seasons at Arsenal.

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One for the future

Serge Gnabry, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Carl Jenkinson have all been given opportunities, and now Hector Bellerin is the latest.

But it was clear against Borussia Dortmund that Bellerin has a lot to learn if he is to break through in the Arsenal side. I personally believe he will, and whilst Mathieu Debuchy is absent and Calum Chambers deputises at centre-back for Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, Bellerín will benefit first team football.

Against Dortmund it was obvious he was caught out of position at least once or twice, while Mertesacker had to clean up the mess he made, albeit a very small mess.

He can't be at fault for the 2-0 loss, with more fingers pointed at Mesut Ozil than any other Arsenal player on the night.

The Spain under-19 international boasted a pretty good performance for a debut at a ground like Borussia Dortmund's Westfalenstadion. 

Bellerin showed his pace against Dortmund, and in the pre-season against Benfica - which is little surprise given he is supposedly the fasted player at the Emirates Stadium.

This was something revealed by Theo Walcott, who told The Mirror: "I beat his (Thierry Henry's) sprint record, which Hector (Bellerin) has now broken."

Reason to be excited

Just imagine Walcott and Bellerin racing up the flank together - a terrifying thought for the opposition. Kieran Gibbs has shown how much Arsene Wenger values pace in his full-backs, and hopefully Bellerin can make a similar impact as time goes on.

While Bellerin found it somewhat tricky against Dortmund, he was given a rather harsh score by the chaps at over at Squawka, considering he committed zero defensive errors and won 75 percent of duels.

After the Dortmund loss, Bellerin told Arsenal's website: "It was a dream come true for me tonight. It’s always your dream as a kid to make your debut in the Champions League."

I haven't achieved that dream yet Hector... We're glad you did and hopefully you'll have a great season ahead of you. I bet all of the Gooners out there are waiting in excitement to see what he can produce in the Premier League, and so am I.

What do you all think, is Bellerin someone to get excited about?

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