The other youngster acquired from Barcelona last summer Hector has, like fellow former Catalan Jon Toral, made a seamless transition to life at Arsenal and has impressed thus far in his maiden season at the club.
Despite having operated mainly as a right-winger during the latter stages of his Barcelona career, Bellerin has tended to feature as a right-back for the Gunners, although he has still managed to get forward to deliver teasing crosses on several occasions.
Quick both on and off the ball, possessing good technique and an impressive work-rate, the Spanish youth international did find the defensive side of the English game difficult to cope with initially, but has been making steady improvements in that regard and is now making key contributions at both ends of the pitch for the under-18s, setting up goals and making crucial interceptions.
A professional contract will automatically follow when he turns 17 shortly, and Bellerin will be hopeful of making his Reserve debut before the season is out having previously impressed in the FA Youth Cup defeat to Derby.
With every step of his progress being monitored by the coaching staff from the first-team downwards, Bellerin will be hoping to continue his steady progress with the ultimate aim of following in the footsteps of fellow former Barcelona players Cesc Fabregas and Ignasi Miquel in breaking into the first-team picture.