Hector Bellerin insists Arsenal’s players are “ready to step up” after Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Norwich City.
Mesut Ozil had given the Gunners an early lead but Lewis Grabban swept past Petr Cech on the stroke of half-time to hold Arsene Wenger’s side to a point at Carrow Road.
Laurent Koscielny and Alexis both suffered injuries during a physical encounter, but Bellerin is confident Arsenal have enough strength in depth to maintain their Premier League title challenge.
"Every single player on the bench can do the same job as every single player in the starting XI"
“I have said it before, there is great depth in the team,” he told Arsenal Player. “There are a lot of young players in the team waiting to come through, and we have a lot of quality training with us every day.
“They are ready to step up so obviously every single player on the bench can do the same job as every single player in the starting XI. We don’t need to worry about [the injuries to Alexis and Koscielny]. The only thing we need to do is go out onto the pitch with the right mentality, it does not matter who we play.
“The conditions weren’t the best but Norwich are a well-organised team who were very solid at the back and dangerous on the counter. We should have played our game better than we did.
“We made some mistakes that cost us the game and we need to look at ourselves and realise that this is not the way. We need to push ourselves a bit more and play better football if we want to be at the top. What happened on the pitch was not a great experience but we need to try and bounce back so we are ready for the next game.”
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