What an Arsenal legend our brilliant Spanish international right back Hector Bellerin has become in such a short space of time. The talented young defender was already well on his way to being one of the Arsenal fans’ favourite players with his swashbuckling and supremely fast performances up and down our right flank but with a statement he made on his future today, reported by Metro, Bellerin has catapulted himself into the realms of Arsenal legends.
With the Arsenal defender currently on international duty with Spain at Euro 2016, you can bet that the many Barcelona players in the squad will have been in his ear about going back to the club where he spent eight years in the youth system, just as they did a few years ago with Cesc Fabregas, even going as far as forcing him to wear a Barca shirt.
But unlike our former captain and current Chelsea player, Bellerin is not so easily swayed and clearly knows where his bread is buttered. Perhaps he has been influenced by the way things did not exactly go according to plan for Cesc after he forced his way out of the Emirates or perhaps he is just more appreciative of what the Gunners and Arsene Wenger have done for his fledgling career.
Whatever the reason, our star has moved to stoop any attempts by the likes of Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba to persuade him by stating categorically that he is happy where he is and has no intention of leaving north London for the Nou Camp or anywhere else for that matter.
He said, ‘I am very happy at Arsenal.
‘I renewed last year and have many years left. I am very happy. In football you can always spend a lot, but I’m in the Arsenal, giving everything for the club.
‘I do not think about going to anywhere else.’
Good to hear Hector and the way things are shaping up for Arsenal so far in the summer transfer market, hopefully it will be a very successful as well as a long career as a Gunner.