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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed that Hector Bellerin is available to play against Slavia Prague tonight.
Gunners boss was quizzed on the reason why Bellerin hasn’t been playing recently ahead of the club’s Europa League match versus the Czech rivals.
And the manager claimed that he wanted to give Calum Chambers a chance at right back, hence, Bellerin’s first-team actions were limited. He also admitted that the 26-year-old will be available for the clash, but it is still unclear whether he would feature or not.
“No, it’s because of the decisions that we’ve made,” Arteta told Football.London. “He’s played a lot more this season than he has done in the last two seasons that’s for sure.”
“Sometimes we have to rest him, sometimes we want to give chances as well to Cedric and to Calum, that in recent weeks he was completely free to offer something different to the team and that’s it. But he’s fully fit, available and in contention to play and start games,” he added.