Hector Bellerin says it felt "amazing" to score his first Arsenal goal.
The Spanish defender rounded off a comprehensive win over Aston Villa with the fifth and final goal in stoppage time, arrowing a low shot in off the far post from the edge of the box.
"It was an amazing feeling," said Bellerin. "It’s my first professional goal so I’m really happy. Thanks to all my team-mates, all the coaches and all the fans for the support they’ve given me. I’m really happy and really pleased for the team.
"We’ve been working on our free-flowing football for a few seasons and the team is now showing what we’re learning and it’s coming out now"
"We’ve been working on our free-flowing football for a few seasons and the team is now showing what we’re learning, what we’re practising, and it’s coming out now," he added. "I’m really happy and I want it to continue in this dynamic because it’s really coming on."
Arsenal's biggest win of the season was achieved without Alexis, the team's talisman for much of the campaign. According to Bellerin it shows the strength in depth in Arsene Wenger's squad.
"He’s definitely an important player but we’ve got loads of players on the bench, we’ve got a lot of players in the team with the same quality," said Bellerin.
"There’s lots of top players here so we don’t depend on one player. We’ve shown that the machine keeps going while [Alexis is] not on the pitch - we don’t stop, we don’t miss anyone.
"I just wish him a very speedy recovery because he’s a very important player for us who is having a great season and I love watching him play. The team can play with any player, whether they’re usually on the bench or whether they’re a youngster. That’s really good for us."
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