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Arsenal Given Hugely Positive Héctor Bellerín Injury Update

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor on October 2, 2016 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal would have been fearing the worst when it was reported this morning that defender Héctor Bellerín had suffered an ankle injury while on duty with Spain’s under-21 side.

A Manchester City and Barcelona target he may be, but the right-back remains a key part of Arsenal’s title challenge this season – not least because the alternative would be playing Carl Jenkinson or Mathieu Debuchy in the role.

In any event the club, and its fans, need not have worried, because it seems that the injury to Bellerín’s ankle isn’t as bad as was first feared.

SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - JUNE 01:  Hector Bellerin of Spain runs with the ball during an international friendly match between Spain and Korea at the Red Bull Arena stadium on June 1, 2016 in Salzburg, Austria.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Or bad at all, in fact, as the 21-year-old trained as normal on Friday with La Roja’s under-21 squad ahead of their UEFA Under-21 Championship fixture against Estonia next Monday – a match he will probably now play in.

David Cartlidge, of BeIN Sports, has entirely downplayed reports of an injury, and insisted that Bellerín is as fit and healthy as ever.

As such, he will come back from international duty and take his place in the Arsenal starting eleven when they take on Bob Bradley’s Swansea at the Emairates next weekend.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Isaac Success of Watford (L) and Hector Bellerin of Arsenal (R) battle for possession during the Premier League match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road on August 27, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

In other international news, Nacho Monreal has been called up by the Spanish senior national side for the first time in three years, as a replacement for injured Barcelona star Jordi Alba.

The left-back has 16 caps for his country, and was part of the squad that competed in the 2013 Confederations Cup, but has found breaking in ahead of the likes of Alba to be incredibly difficult.

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