Major Arsenal scare as key man breaks down on international duty - report
By Will Butcher
Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is awaiting results on a potential injury after he missed training with the Spain Under-21’s side on Thursday, according to a report.
The flying right-back picked up a knock against San Marino on Wednesday but completed the full 90 minutes of the match.
Spanish newspaper Marca have claimed that Bellerin is undergoing tests to reveal the “extent of his injury”, following a “nasty tackle” against the part timers.
Manager Arsene Wenger will be sweating over the fitness of his star right-back, with a busy schedule following the international break.
Arsenal face bogey team Swansea, before a must-win Champions League tie against Ludogorets and a home game against Middlesbrough within seven days.
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Bellerin has been ever present for the Gunners this term, helping Arsene Wenger’s side win six of his nine league and cup appearances.
The 21-year-old, who moved to North London in 2011 from Barcelona, has made three senior appearances for Spain’s national side but is yet to find a way past Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran and Real Madrid star Dani Carvajal.
Bellerin’s side strolled to a simple 3-0 victory against the European minnows, as they closed the gap between themselves and leaders Sweden in Group 6 to just one point.
Despite Sweden and Croatia both occupying the two qualifying places, a win against Estonia on Monday will see Spain qualify as their European rivals are playing against eachother.
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