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Report: Bellerin’s new injury update ahead of next season

Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin will not be available at the start of next season because of the knee injury that he sustained in January.

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( Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin / Photo via Getty )

Hector Bellerin missed the second half of last season due to a knee injury that he sustained in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in January. The gunners clearly missed him and the Arsenal fans were hoping that he would atleast be available at the start of the 2019/20 season.

The 2019/20 campaign will start in August and Arsenal’s first match will be against Newcastle United and the gooners would have been happy if Hector Bellerin would have been fit to play by this time but Evening Standard has however released some sad news about the injury of the Spanish international who is Arsenal’s first choice right back.

The report claims that Hector Bellerin will not be available at the start of the season and that he will still be out for several weeks since the injury that he got usually takes up-to nine months for a person to fully recover. Arsenal was poor last season because Stephan Lichtsteiner, Carl Jenkinson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles didn’t impress in the rightback position as Unai Emery would have hoped hence him using them as wingbacks.

Stephan Lichtsteiner has left and Carl Jenkinson is probably getting sold in this summer transfer window, so this will probably force the gunners to sign a back up right back for Bellerin since this report just confirmed that he won’t be available at the start of the season. Bellerin will of course not be playing in the upcoming Arsenal pre-season matches and will continue with his rehabilitation so that he doesn’t miss a big part of next season.

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