Spain under-21s have called up Sunderland’s Javier Manquillo as a possible replacement for Hector Bellerin who is reportedly struggling with an injury.
The Arsenal right-back is due to feature for his country in their two-leg play-off with Austria as they look to seal qualification to the under-21 European Championships in Poland next summer, however, it now looks like he could miss out.
We’re not yet sure of the specifics of Hector’s problem or if it is serious (we suspect not), but we do know he didn’t partake in full training today.
Bellerin played the full 90 minutes of Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Sp*rs having sat out the 3-2 win against Ludogorets just days earlier. As soon as we hear more we’ll let you know.