Arsenal fans have reacted to news that star fullback Hector Bellerin is to be ruled out for the first few weeks of the 2019/2020 campaign.
Bellerin has been recovering from a severe knee injury, which kept him out since January. The Evening Standard claims that Bellerin is still not ready to return and his recovery has not reached the rehabilitation phase.
Arsenal fans took to Twitter to express discontentment over the latest development as the former Barcelona academy product’s recovery is taking longer than expected.
I'm used to Arsenal having shit news like this after missing him almost the whole season Bellerin stil not available or starting pre season fit and injury free.. Badluck doesn't stop.
— Blake (@granvillewagner) June 19, 2019
Every single year he gets injuries , it’s part of him . So very unlucky but it helps him in a way because people think he’s better than he is
— AFC (@UncBellerin) June 18, 2019
Bellerin out for the start of the season after a BIG injury, will more than likely take months to get back to full match sharpness, we have 4 competitions with a young midfielder getting found out at RB more often than not.
bUt We dOnT nEeD a RiGhT bAcK…..
— Positive Martin Stein (@Jackleo4Stein) June 18, 2019
Bellerin taking longer than what is usual to recover from his ACL injury. Imagine my shock… https://t.co/orX3royVDh
— Luciano ⭐ (@sldn315) June 18, 2019
Arsenal struggled in the absence of the Spain international with Stephan Lichtsteiner failing to fill in properly. Unai Emery tried to salvage the situation by converting Ainsley Maitland-Niles to the right back position.
With Carl Jenkinson and Lichtsteiner expected to leave in the summer, Arsenal are going to be short of options in this position.
PSG fullback Thomas Meunier has been linked with a move to the Emirates. There are reports that Arsenal have approached the French Champions for a potential transfer.
Meunier has experience and would be a good option for the club. Also he has a good relationship with Unai Emery after playing under him at the French capital.