Hector Bellerin has captured the imagination of Arsenal fans everywhere.

Thrown into the side in order to cover for the unlucky Mathieu Debuchy, the 19-year-old has improved with every minute he has had on the pitch.

Speaking to Arsenal player manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his delight at how the right-back is developing, but he had cautious words for Hector and seemed keen to remind him that defending was his main priority.

Wenger said

“It’s great – I’m pleased for him.

“He grows from game to game, he’s more confident and he has that electric pace even in the last minute, to go past people and to get crosses in. Defensively, he has improved a lot.

“Considering his first game, at Dortmund, and what I think of him today, that’s credit to him, because he had a bit of a nightmare away from home in Dortmund.

“When you see what he has produced today, you can only say ‘well done and continue to keep your priorities right – defend well, go forward when you can,’ and he’s doing that well.”

Bellerin spoke on Sunday about how he felt having scored his first professional goal for Arsenal, netting Arsenal’s fifth against Villa with a delightful long-range effort that was placed expertly in the corner of Brad Guzan’s goal.

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You can read how happy he was here:

Thank you Hector Bellerin