Hector Bellerin will form a major part of Arsenal’s future plans under Arsene Wenger’s successor – and it looks like a case of when and not if on Unai Emery’s appointment – as one of the few players in the Gunners backline who looks fit for purpose.
However, his performances this season have not been enough to secure a place in Spain’s squad for the World Cup in Russia which kicks off next month.
Julen Lopetegui has preferred Dani Carvajal of Real Madrid and Odriozola of Real Soceidad with Cesar Azpilicueta of Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea as cover in the right-back zone, leaving the man valued at £36m by Transfermarkt watching the spectacle on BBC and ITV like the rest of us.
Few could debate Carvajal’s inclusion, although he has struggled with injury in recent weeks, but Odriozola feels like a left-wing selection – even allowing for the Premier League bias that permeates the English audience.
That’s why we’re asking you; should Bellerin be going to the World Cup with Spain or was it the right call to leave him at home?
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