Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed that he has no problems with Hector Bellerin’s commitments despite rumours of a potential transfer in the summer. The Spanish fullback has been linked with a move back to former club Barcelona in recent weeks.
The 25-year-old has struggled with injuries that has affected his progress in recent seasons and there is a bit of concern from Arsenal fans that he may not leave up to his potentials.
Speaking to reporters Arteta admitted that injuries could deflate the player’s performances. “As you said he’s had a lot of injuries in the past season that hasn’t allowed him to be very consistent, even in training or in the games that he’s played. And obviously, when that happens your level of consistency in performance will always drop.
Despite this Arteta believes that the defender can bounce back from his troubles. “But the effort that he puts in, the commitment that he shows to the club and the players is always at the top. And his performances can improve, of course they can, and he’s trying hard to do that. We are here to help him.
Bellerin still has time on his side and can recover to become a stalwart for the Gunners.