Arsenal youngster Hector Bellerin has praised his side’s solidity after the 2-0 victory against Hull City in the third round of the FA Cup, as reported by arsenal.com.
The Gunners were hardly troubled by Hull’s forward line in the game on Sunday, and went ahead 20 minutes into the clash through a Per Mertesacker header, converting from an Alexis Sanchez corner kick.
Provider turned goalscorer towards the end of the match, with Sanchez scoring late on to secure progress to the fourth round of the competition.
Bellerin has been used regularly this season by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, in the wake of the injury crisis suffered by his defence, and he has impressed in the right back role.
“We were very solid at the back so we weren’t scared at any moment,” Bellerin said.
“The team defended really well and then we were confident when we went forward and created our chances. We got two goals and it was a really good performance by the team.
“It’s good because we had two young players at the back as well. It’s good that we can show as well that we can defend and that the team can still be really secure with us there.
“We need to defend from the front and everyone was trying to get the ball as soon as possible, and I think the team did that really well.”
The Gunners have been less than impressive thus far in the Premier League, with the loss against Southampton last week speaking for their struggles defensively.
They confirmed the departure of Lukas Podolski to Inter Milan on Monday.