However, new data shows that the former Barcelona youth player is even faster than many thought with split times showing he is quicker over 40m than 100m world record holder Usain Bolt.
Back in the summer Bellerin dislodged Arsenal ace Theo Walcott as the club’s internal 40m dash record holder when he beat his record of 4.42s by 1/100th of a second.
Walcott had already overtaken north London legend Theirry Henry to earn that title, and the former Southampton youngster was less than pleased to see his record go.
But, based on Bellerin’s results the Spanish defender would have been two metres ahead of Jamaican Bolt at the 40m mark when he landed the 100m record in 2009.
Bolt’s IAAF split time was only 4.64s when he ran a record of 9.58s at the World Championships in Berlin, meaning he would be lagging behind Bellerin. I
It’s safe to say that the Jamaican ace would have caught up with the 20-year-old over the full distance, but Bellerin’s pace will work as a constant reminder to opposing defenders.