Hector Bellerin could become one of the best right-backs in the world, according to Arsenal teammate Joel Campbell.
At just 20-years-old, Bellerin has established himself as one of Arsene Wenger’s most consistent performers with his explosive speed making him the archetypal modern fullback.
In Alexis Sanchez’s absence, Campbell has viewed first-hand Bellerin’s ability this season and believes the best is certainly still to come from the Spaniard.
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Speaking to the Gunners’ club website Campbell commented: “he is enjoying a very high level, but I think he can give even more. He has the potential to be one of the best in the world.
“He is showing that now, but he is still very young and he has a long way ahead. So I think the best of Hector is yet to come, we haven't seen it yet.”
As a product of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, Bellerin has proved to be one of Wenger’s best signings in recent years.
The Spaniard has firmly made the right-back spot his own in the past eighteen months ahead of the more experienced Mathieu Debuchy, with his speed on the overlap adding a new dimension to Arsenal's attack.
Campbell's own run in the team has been greatly aided by his emerging partnership with the right-back, which the Costa Rican attributes to having a friendship away from the pitch.
"We speak the same language, so it is much easier to communicate with each other. We enjoy a very good relationship on and off the pitch.
"That helps us a lot when we are playing, by speaking with each other, helping each other and giving indications to give our best to the team."
Both players will be firmly focused on this Sunday's game against Leicester City. Arsenal are currently in third place, five points behind Claudio Ranieri's side, as Wenger aims to win his first Premier League title since 2004.
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