Hector Bellerin has said he is relishing the chance to battle fellow teammate Matthieu Debuchy for first team spot.
Bellerin broke into the scene following a Debuchy injury and featured for a while.
And despite Debuchy returning to full fitness, Bellerin has featured twice already this season.
“I think the competition in every single position in the team is really strong,” the youngster told the club’s official website. “That’s going to make the team train harder, perform better and grow as players.
“We have to give our best. We know we can’t relax. We know we can’t take out starting position for granted when we have it.
“Even when you think you’re going to play, you need to train hard because otherwise it’s on to the next one and you’re going to be on the bench.
“I think it’s very good and all the successful teams have that kind of battle in every single spot because that keeps you on your feet and makes you perform better.
“I know it’s going to be difficult with Mathieu back now but I’m just going to keep training hard.”