Arsenal star Hector Bellerin completed the full 90 minutes for Spain's under-21 side in their 5-0 win over Estonia U21 on Monday (10 October), calming fears over the condition of his ankle. The right-back is now expected to be available for Saturday's Premier League encounter with Swansea City.
The former Barcelona academy starlet picked up a heavy knock in his right ankle during Spain U21's Euro 2017 qualifier against San Marino U21 on 5 October.
Sources in Spanish camp speaking to IBTimes UK ruled out a serious injury, but added his participation for the Estonia game was up in the air. The knock saw the Arsenal full-back miss Thursday's training session, and led to him undertaking just light training during the following days.
Bellerin still had some niggles as of Monday morning, but manager Albert Celades risked him anyway as his team needed three points to secure a second-place finish in the group and secure a play-off spot.
It all worked out as planned with the Arsenal star completing a 5-0 demolition of Estonia without any problems. He also assisted Munir in one of the goals as Spain finished behind Sweden U21 in their group.
The news is a boost for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as Bellerin is expected to be crucial in the upcoming four successive home games against Swansea (Premier League), Ludogorets (Champions League), Middlesbrough (Premier League) and the EFL Cup fourth round against Reading.