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Arsenal star believes club teammate can beat Chelsea ace to Spain role

Arsenal star Mikel Arteta has tipped his teammate Hector Bellerin to beat Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta to become Spain’s first choice right-back, according to reports from the Metro.

The 20-year-old was an emergency choice for manager Arsene Wenger last season when there was a lack of defensive options due to a number of injuries.

However, Bellerin impressed everybody when he made an immediate impact during his Champions League debut and eventually earned himself a place in the senior squad.

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After already overtaking previous first-choice selection Mathieu Debuchy at the club, Arteta believes that the Spaniard can now become a key player for Spain in the next few years.

“I knew two years ago that he had the ability to be first choice at Arsenal and I can’t see any better right-backs in the next two years in Spain,” he said.

“I know Hector and if he makes the right decisions in the next few months, I think he’s going to have a chance.”

His form even caught the eye of former club Barcelona, where he spent his youth years developing as a player, but denied a return as he revealed his happiness at the Emirates.

He featured a total of 30 times in all competitions last term, registering two goals while providing another two assists.



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