Report: Bellerin out of Milan clash

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According to the Mirror, Hector Bellerin will miss Thursday’s Europa League last-sixteen first leg clash with AC Milan because he needs treatment on a knee injury.

The Spaniard was left out of Sunday’s starting lineup at Brighton with a view to being fresh for tomorrow’s game, however, the medical team have decided he’s not fit enough.

The report by John Cross claims that the right-back has been playing with the problem for a few weeks and that suggestions Bellerin was angry at Arsene Wenger for benching him at the weekend are wrong.

We can only assume that Calum Chambers will be given the nod at the San Siro in his place. Arsene Wenger is due to face the press this evening and will likely have an update on the situation.

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SurreyGooner
SurreyGooner

Oh, It just keeps on getting better!

Mein Bergkampf

I hear Debuchy has been getting rave reviews in France since his move. Ah well, I’m sure Calum will do just fine…

David C
David C

AMN at RB for me all day long.

PFo
PFo

This. Going for Chambers over AMN in there seems crazy to me, so I’m sure that’s what we’ll do.

A Different George
A Different George

Debuchy was on the “Who Scored” heavily stats-based team of the week in Ligue Un. Also, Francis Coquelin was on the La Liga TOTW. (Also Mustafi is one on of the highest-rated centre halfs in the Prem for the entire season, so some Arsenal supporters may wonder at their methods.)

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

Is that really true about Mustafi ? Jesus. If ever more proof was needed (& it wasn’t) that relying on stats alone to judge a player was a waste of time then that is it.

Lanre
Lanre

Players used to leave us and instantly become shit. Now they leave us and somehow they appear to be blossoming. Weird.
Jury still out on Sanchez though.

Rich
Rich

Chambers is complete pants.
So so slow over the first few yards, would prefer to see Niles given an opportunity

Clins
Clins

if wenger gives chancr to chambers then it woulbe be beyond me. Amn is more suited to that position than chambers ever will. In fact he should have been given chance lot sooner by atleast rotating with bellerin.

Jorin
Jorin

Great, one of the few players who actually looks like he gives a damn on the pitch is now injured. Is Sol Campbell still available?

Huss
Huss

It would be insane to run Calum out there again ahead of Maitland-Niles. Pace, physicality, dribbling – it’s no contest.

But we live in a hellscape now, so making sense of anything Arsene does is pointless.

Tas Gunner
Tas Gunner

also away from home.at san siro.whatever callum is he is at least more defensively secured.i dont think we need to worry about attacking contributions from fb at milan.in terms of expcallum will surely be the suitable one.no niles for me.

Midgunner
Midgunner

Has to be AMN at right back surely.

SantiSandler
SantiSandler

Agreed, I would rather have his pace there then Chambers, who generally looks much more comfortable in the middle of defense rather then out wide

yen
yen

Ideal!

Matt Sommer
Matt Sommer
AmericanGooner
AmericanGooner

He said WATT??

Jordan
Jordan

*Brandishes red card for dissent*

gooner
gooner

That he was only left out to recharge his batteries.

A Different George
A Different George

I see what you did there. He does have electric pace though. Currently.

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David Hillier\'s luggage

Not sure how much to read into it but Hector is in today’s training session pictures: https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/license/928496024

Rectum Spectrum
Rectum Spectrum

hmmm….

Aminu
Aminu

I so wished we sold that guy Chambers or whatever he calls himself…

PersonFace
PersonFace

He calls himself Calum Chambers, because that’s his name. Jesus, if you’re struggling to remember Chambers, you must be glad Szczesny isn’t here anymore.

Kwame Ampadu Down
Kwame Ampadu Down

We’ll just call him Rooms if it makes it easier for you Aminu.

A Different George
A Different George

He isn’t happy with Aubameyang either. Or Mkhitaryan.

mdr227
mdr227

Certainly need to go with AMN over Chambers. If he is able to play left back being a right footer player he absolutely could play right back, but of course Wenger will surely opt for Chambers.

santori
santori

More going on than meets the eye?

I felt he was poor coming on for dying minutes against Brighton. Got beaten too easily twice by Izqueidiero.

In that sense, Chambers did OK albeit clearly not the player we brought in from Soton who impressed for them at Rback.

In absence, maybe good to bring AMN in.

He is strong and has quick recovery pace which may be useful for us. It seems to make sense to continue his development at fullback rather than circulate him through positions like we did Chambers, and suck out his confidence.

Right side is his natural side. He can add a bit of pace for us going forward because we have been bereft of this quality in recent incarnation particularly after January.

Lula
Lula

Can only play who’s available. Chambers is alright. Hopefully he can repeat the goal he scored for us against Burnley, I think it was, and from there go from strength to strength to become the new Cafu.
….*cough*

Malcolm
Malcolm

Fake news…