Wenger - Spanish players love the ball

Arsene Wenger says Spanish footballers are a “pleasure to work with”.

The manager currently has four Spaniards in his first-team squad, including senior internationals Nacho Monreal and Santi Cazorla.

Spain Under-21s defender Hector Bellerin has also impressed in an Arsenal shirt and Wenger had plenty of praise for the 20-year-old ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League tie against his former club.

“He is from Barcelona,” the manager said. “He came to us at a very young age. He has a good mentality and with Spanish players, I must give credit when I say Spanish players love the ball.

“They have a great team attitude, respect for the game and they are a pleasure to work with. I don’t know how Spain manages to do that with their players but they do that very well.”

Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin

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