Hector Bellerin was one of the stars of the show as we beat Everton on Sunday.
But like the rest of his teammates, the Spain international ended the day with mixed emotions after we missed out on the Champions League and lost one - possibly two - centre backs for the Emirates FA Cup final.
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Laurent Koscielny was sent off after 14 minutes and Bellerin thinks our task at Wembley just got harder now the vice-captain is suspended.
“He’s a player who is very important to us and has worked hard throughout the year for us,” he told Arsenal.com. “To miss him in the last game is going to be difficult.”
Thanks in part to Bellerin’s early goal we still got the job done against Everton with 10 men.
“Since we changed to the new system, things have been working really well,” he said.
“It’s been a great run of form to build up the momentum and, even though it’s not got us Champions League football, at least we’re going to get to the FA Cup final with a great mood and environment in the dressing room. It was good to build up to it.”
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