Bellerin: Injuries no problem

Valverde faces up to the reality of Copa del Rey final defeat at the hands of Valencia

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin insists that the Gunners have the squad depth to cope with their swelling injury list.

The Gunners are currently without Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez, Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, and Danny Welbeck.

Manager Arsene Wenger expects to have Laurent Koscielny and Kieran Gibbs return in time for their clash with Sunderland on Saturday, but Bellerin is confident that the younger players can help fill in for those out injured.

"I have said it before, there is great depth in the team," the Spanish right-back told the Daily Star.

"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 eleven. We don’t need to worry about it.

"The only thing we need to do is go out onto the pitch with the right mentality, it does not matter who we play."