By Pranav Shahaney

10th Aug, 2022 | 1:00pm

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin sends message to Joel Robles after he joins Leeds United

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has labelled Joel Robles “The best” after he joined Leeds United on a free transfer.

The Spanish goalkeeper took to Instagram in the last 24 hours to post a picture of him signing a Leeds contract at Elland Road.

He also sent a message to the fans and said that he was looking forward to meeting them soon.

Bellerin, who spent last season on loan at Betis with the Leeds goalkeeper, commented, “The best”.

Good signing

Bringing in a number two was not really a priority this season with the club having signed Kristoffer Klaesson last summer.

However, he struggled in his first campaign in England and it did make sense to get someone more experienced and who knows the trade better.

This is not just good for the team but also for Illan Meslier as he’s certainly going to grasp a thing or two from the experienced Spaniard.

It leaves Jesse Marsch also relieved as he knows that he can rely on Robles whenever the Frenchman is rested or unavailable.

It’s time the Whites look for clubs to send Klaesson on loan to as it’s imperative at that stage in his career to play regularly.

Finding a suitable Championship club would be ideal but they must not hesitate in sending him overseas either as first-team experience anywhere is significant.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now have a clear run to sign a £20m-rated left-back as their Premier League rivals have now bowed out of the race.