Exclusive: Arsenal defender emerges as an injury doubt for Norwich clash
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Hector Bellerin is a doubt for Arsenal’s Premier League trip to Norwich with a minor groin problem, Football Insider sources understand.
The Spanish right-back was substituted after 82 minutes of the Gunners’ 3-0 midweek Champions League win over Dynamo Zagreb.
An Arsenal dressing-room source has told Football Insider that Bellerin has a groin niggle but is hopeful of shaking off the injury to take his place in the team at Carrow Road on Sunday.
Bellerin, 20, returned to Arsene Wenger’s side for the 2-1 defeat at West Brom last Saturday after missing the previous two matches with a groin injury.
He has firmly established himself as the club’s first-choice right-back over the last 12 months to push Mathieu Debuchy down the pecking order.
The France international looked rusty when he stood in for his younger colleague earlier this month but is on stand by to start on Sunday if Bellerin does not make it.