Arsenal's Fastest Says He is Not the World's Fastest.


Arsenal right-back, Hector Bellerin who started up from the Barcelona youth side has stated that he is not the fastest player in the world despite being the fastest at the Emirates.

Before the season began last year, a 40m sprint was held among Arsenal players and Bellerin was the first. He took away that record from Theo Walcott and there were even claims at that time that Bellerin is faster over 40m than Usain Bolt.

Speaking to the club's official website, the Spanish youngster said that he was born fast but still does a lot of work to keep up with his pace.

He said: “Some people are born fast. I’ve always been pretty quick for my whole career. It gets to the point that you have to do something about it. For the past two years I’ve been working a lot on the power in my legs - all of that has helped me.

“Everything you do off the pitch always shows so you have to work on yourself physically as well, it’s not just working on your touch. That’s probably the secret. I doubt I’m the fastest player in the world!

“We took a test in the summer and I broke the club record, so I guess I am the fastest at the club."

Bellerin has had an impressive season so far, scoring twice in 24 appearances [that isn't bad for a defender of his age]. Repeated injuries to Mathieu Debuchy enabled him become a regular in Arsene Wenger's side and he has shown that he can always be relied upon.

The youngster is a very excellent game reader who knows when to fall back or move forward. His time at Barcelona really impacted on him and that is evident in the way he handles the ball. Hopefully, he will compete with Debuchy and Jenkinson by the time the new season begins.

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