Coming into the first team as a 19-year-old almost a year ago, Héctor Bellerín is now one of the first names on the Arsenal team sheet.
He knows what it takes to step up from the youth ranks to the first team and he clearly feels there are other players around the club who have the ability to do the very same.
Dan Crowley was recalled from a loan spell at Barnsley last month, Alex Iwobi has featured for the first team this season and Jeff Reine-Adelaide has been on the bench.
Along with those players, some youth team members made there debuts in the League Cup this season and the likes of Krystian Bielik have continued to train with the first team.
“I have said it before, there is great depth in the team,” Bellerín said to Arsenal Player after the disappointing draw with Norwich on Sunday. “There are a lot of young players in the team waiting to come through, and we have a lot of quality training with us every day.”
With Laurent Koscielny, Alexis Sánchexz and possibly Santi Cazorla all added to the injured list, we may need to delve into the youth team soon.
Héctor thinks those players are ready, and he would know.
“They are ready to step up so obviously every single player on the bench can do the same job as every single player in the starting XI. We don’t need to worry about [the injuries to Alexis and Koscielny]. The only thing we need to do is go out onto the pitch with the right mentality, it does not matter who we play.”
With Alexis possibly out and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey just back from injury, the likes of Iwobi and Reine-Adelaide will probably be needed sooner rather than later.
Hopefully, when the time comes, they live up to expectations.