Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has joined Championship side Watford on loan, initially until January 2nd.
Having joined the Gunners from Barcelona two years ago, Bellerin was named on the bench for the first-team in two Capital One Cup ties last season and made his senior debut in that competition earlier this campaign as a substitute away to West Bromwich Albion.
However, with Bacary Sagna and Carl Jenkinson ahead of him in the first-team reckoning, Bellerin has headed out on loan to gain regular game time, having already amassed over 20 appearances for the club at U21 level.
Superb going forward, the Spanish U19 international has demonstrated a marked improvement in the defensive side of his game over the past twelve months and will look to develop further at Watford under the tutelage of Gianfranco Zola.
Bellerin has been allocated the number 3 shirt at Vicarage Road and his temporary departure is set to allow fellow right-back Tafari Moore to receive regular game time at U21 level.