Hector Bellerin should not the mistakes of others By SK
Hector Bellerin’s breakthrough into the Arsenal football club first team is something of an accelerated development! Just three seasons ago, he was playing for the under 21’s but an injury to Debuchy was all he needed to break into the team and that he did with all determination to never let go! From game to game, he has grown into a sort of player that will be missed whenever he is absent.
As it is expected, his performances has not gone unnoticed and big teams around the continent have been showing the interest to prize him away from Arsenal; notably Barcelona, which happens to be his home town club. Hector Bellerin is from Barcelona and he won’t be out of order if he chooses to play for one of the best teams in the world. Who won’t love to play for Barcelona?
However, in as much as it is tempting to play for Barcelona, it be a wrong move for Hector, especially at this stage of his developing career. Bellerin is still a work in progress and he needs to remain an Arsenal player for at least another six years! By then, he would have been a matured footballer and his value will be much higher than what he is commanding at the moment. Leaving Arsenal to either Barcelona or any other club at the moment should be suspended or else he will be counted amongst Arsenal players who left sooner than they should have left, only for them to find out the the grass is not always greener at the other side.
Alexander Hleb, Alex Song and Cesc Fabregas all left Arsenal to Barcelona when they should have been thinking of solidifying their places in the team! These were first team players who were doing fine but single handedly derailed their blossoming career by their decision to play for Barcelona. Hleb cannot be accounted for today, Fabregas came back to England after not finding fulfilment in Barcelona, while Song has been moving from club to club. Will Bellerin wish to find himself in these situations? I guess not. However, he can take solace in the rare case of one player who left Arsenal to Barcelona and still held his own. I am talking about Thierry Henry! But then, he left Arsenal at the peak of his career and not at the start.
Bellerin, take my candid advice and remain at Arsenal for some time. You will get to play more games and avoid being on the bench more than you will be on the pitch because at Barcelona, I doubt if you will ever be consitent in their first team. Arsenal fans still love you very much and won’t mind seeing you play many games for them. Don’t we love to watch Bellerin play for Arsenal?