Hector Bellerin: Offensive Defence

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by Big Poppa, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character

    Lady Gaga of the football world.
  2. DanDare

    DanDare Spreading positive vibes

    Lady Gaga is more talented
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  3. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    Agree and there aren't really any top RB's available atm. He's doing ok for a young player that's had no rest or support.
  4. Camron

    Camron Well-Known Member

  5. Impact

    Impact Well-Known Member

    Playing his way back into form, still think he needs genuine competition to reach his best level.
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  6. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Hipster

    One of the best players in the world in his position when you factor the market for his type.
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  7. yybecause

    yybecause Formerly known as ArsenaLover

    So much better in a back 4
  8. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Well-Known Member

    I've been saying this since 3 at the back. He's a much better RB than RWB because he starts further back and has more space to run into, he never seems to reach top speed at RWB which is why people think he's become slower rather than him having less space to run into.

    Although he does look like he's gained weight and doesn't accelerate as fast as he use to.
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  9. Longy

    Longy Well-Known Member

    Serious question......

    Is hector really that good ? Or is it his pace that masks a lot of his short comings ???
  10. Taylor Gang Gunners

    Taylor Gang Gunners Shame is a dish best served cold Trusted

    You say shortcomings as if he has several. He has two maybe. His crossing and his ability in a 1v1.

    Defensively, Bellerin is brilliant. He’s rarely caught out of position and he doesn’t often make mistakes. Going forward though, he has a lot of room for improvement. That said, he’s got a decent shot on him- he should shoot instead of crossing sometimes.
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  11. Gooner Zig

    Gooner Zig AM's Resident Accountant Trusted

    He's one of our top contributors in the more advanced offensive statistics such as xG chain which is the last phase before a shot on goal. He's regularly top 5 for that metric.

    People just see his underwhelming crossing as it's so visible but he's lethal in the final third, generally speaking.
  12. blaise

    blaise Well-Known Member

    For me his defending and positioning at times are much more shocking than his crossing but it is really nice to watch him when he runs, at least his upside could be off the charts.
  13. Longy

    Longy Well-Known Member

    I feel the opposite. He is out of position quite often but pace rescues him.
  14. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Exactly, he has huge offensive potential and has been crucial to our play on that right hand side, especially when Özil plays there and he’s solely responsible for width.
  15. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

  16. Camron

    Camron Well-Known Member

    Offers absolutely nothing. Only plays well when we are cruising and there is gaping gaps in enemy defense.
  17. tcahill

    tcahill Well-Known Member

    Has completely forgotten how to beat a man. Does plenty of passes in the final third to boost his stats unfortunately most of them are backwards.
  18. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    He’s the master of getting into a position in the final third and then passing it 10 yards backwards to Xhaka/Özil. Needs to be benched asap. Slows all of our attacks down.
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  19. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory The wheel turns Moderator

    Think he peaked two years ago tbh
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  20. MaraDon

    MaraDon Wants you to learn about football

    he is not the problem.
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