Some Arsenal fans booed Hector Bellerin when he came over to see them at the end of the game against Crystal Palace and based on his stats, it’s not hard to see why.

  • Bellerin one of Arsenal’s poorest performers lately
  • Fans expressed their anger at players and management during Crystal Palace game
  • Left-back is being out-performed by ‘awful’ Nachho Monreal
  • Does he need ankle surgery?

Hector Bellerin had to be led away with an arm around his shoulder by the Ox after he went to the fans at the end of the match and was booed.

There is no denying that he has been absolutely rubbish since penning a new six-year deal and sporting that stupid hairstyle.

With that in mind, it still comes as something of a surprise to read that Bellerin has won just nine tackles in the Premier League in 2017.


Arsenal have played 13 games since the start of 2017.

That stat is shocking enough on its own, until you realise that he only won EIGHT before the start of 2017.

And when you compare him to Nacho Monreal, a player most will concede is having an ‘awful’ season and wouldn’t mind seeing replaced in the summer?

bellerin v monreal


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