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Hector Bellerin on his first Arsenal goal and the squad's quality


Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin was grateful to his team-mates, team coaches and fans after scoring his first professional goal for the Gunners.

The 19-year-old scored the last of Arsenal's five goals against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon and is determined to keep working hard to keep a regular place in the team.

"It was an amazing feeling," Bellerin told the club's official website.

"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, what we're practising, and it's coming out now.

"I'm really happy and I want it to continue in this dynamic because it's really coming on."

Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott were both on target for the Gunners but the emphatic win came without Chile's Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal's best player of the campaign.

And Bellerin believes that the win shows that there is depth in Arsene Wenger's squad.

"He's [Alexis Sanchez is] definitely an important player," the youngster added

"But we've got loads of players on the bench, we've got a lot of players in the team with the same quality.

"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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