Arsenal fans react as Bellerin ruled out for beginning of new season

Following Unai Emery’s appointment last summer, one man who particularly seemed to take a shine to the new manager’s methods was fellow Spaniard Hector Bellerin.

The marauding right-back appeared to kick on again after a couple of seasons of relative stagnation and had become one of Arsenal’s most potent attacking weapons down the right-hand side.

However, after undergoing surgery on his left knee following a Premier League clash against Chelsea, Bellerin has been out of action for the past six months.

Now, an update from the Evening Standard claims the 24-year-old will miss the start of next season as he continues his recovery and whilst no exact return date has been specified, he is likely to be out for several weeks of the new campaign.

Check out the video below to find out why Arsenal fans aren’t celebrating Spurs’ UCL final defeat as much as they’d like…

The news saw Arsenal fans take to Twitter to reveal their disappointment at Bellerin’s slow progress and bemoaned the fact their first-choice right-back will be missing once again.

Indeed, in the Spaniard’s absence last season, Emery opted for versatile midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles as his replacement and many Gunners supporters felt uneasy by having to rely on the 21-year-old playing out of position again.

Reports in recent weeks have suggested the north London side could target a move for PSG’s full-back Thomas Meunier and fans on social media seemed to accept Bellerin’s longer absence could be a major factor in their pursuit of the Belgian.

Check out some of the reaction of Arsenal fans below: