The Arsenal and Spain international Hector Bellerin turned 20-years old 10 days ago and as well as celebrating that event, the young Gunners has plenty of reasons to be happy about the season so far. The right back has grabbed his chance of impressing in the first team after the shoulder injury picked up by Mathieu Debuchy and his performances have garnered widespread admiration.
So much so that he was called up to the Spain under 21 squad during this international break having already earned 20 caps at other age levels for his country. But as much as all this is good for Bellerin and well earned, it has also reminded his boyhood club Barcelona, where he spent eight years in the youth system, of his ability and with the departure of their Brazilian defender Dani Alves on the cards, Bellerin´s name has started to be mentioned as a possible replacement.
A report in The Mirror shows that Bellerin has no regrets about coming to Arsenal, as he feels that he may not have got the opportunity to play and progress had he stayed. And he seems to love playing in England as well, but you never know what might happen if Barca do come calling.
Arsene Wenger declared a few weeks ago that he would be offering the Spaniard a new long term contract and it will be a big relief if he signs it before the summer. This is where Cesc Fabregas comes into it, because Arsene Wenger should use hi9m as an example and suggest to Bellerin that he would be better off playing and being appreciated by the Arsenal fans than sitting on the bench and getting jeered by the Barca fans.
What more reason could Bellerin have for signing a new Arsenal contract?