|Bellerin will be out for up to nine months after rupturing his ACL ( Getty Images )|
Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny insists the club don't need to sign a replacement right-back this month, despite the season-ending injury suffered by Hector Bellerin .
Bellerin was stretchered off with a ruptured ACL during the 2-0 Premier League win over Chelsea on Saturday, and is set to be out for 6-9 months.
Swiss veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner has struggled in his initial season in the Premier League, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles has deputised within the position but isn't a natural full-back, and Carl Jenkinson has not vie a Premier League game for the club since November 2016.
However Koscielny, himself only just back from a heavy Achilles injury, insists this squad can step up.
" We have some players who will play right-back," Koscielny told Sky Sports. "We have one young [Maitland-Niles] and one old but with experience [Lichtsteiner].