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‘Heartbroken’: Many Arsenal fans react to injury report on 24-year-old

Hector Bellerin’s knee injury will keep him out for the opening few weeks of the 2019/20 Premier League season, according to the Evening Standard.

They report that Arsenal had hoped the 24-year-old would be able to return and take part in pre-season, but his recovery has not yet reached that stage.

Following the departure of Stephan Lichtsteiner after just one season at the Emirates Stadium, Bellerin’s continued absence leaves Unai Emery with a choice between converted midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles again and Carl Jenkinson at right back.

Neither of those options is perhaps ideal for a side who have to be looking towards the top four next term, and the report says Arsenal are still keen on Thomas Meunier from PSG.

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And some Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news, with some gutted that a first teamer is out of the picture for longer.

Meanwhile, others want Emery to get into the transfer market to replace him, fearing a testing opening few weeks without a better options than pressing Maitland-Niles into action out of position again…

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