Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a lot of speculation over the future of the Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, who has been linked with a return to his hometown club Barcelona with some sources in the media even claiming that a £44 million deal was in place to take the highly-rated Spaniard back to the Nou Camp.
But fortunately for Arsenal fans, the player now appears to have put an end to all such speculation through his twitter account. Obviously referring to the speculation over his future and reports of a return to Barcelona this summer, the Arsenal star tweeted: “Do not believe everything you read”, effectively conveying that his future is at the Emirates.
Quite frankly, the news comes as no surprise to me considering that the player made it crystal clear quite recently by stating that he would not have signed a new contract at Arsenal if he wanted to leave. With more than five years left to run on his recently-signed contract, the club will be under no pressure to sell him either.
The Spanish international mentioned earlier that he intends to repay the faith that the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger showed in him by bringing him in from Barcelona as a 16-year-old and giving him an opportunity in English football. Moreover, the now wing-back is well-settled in London and speaks English like its his first language. Taking all this into consideration, it is perhaps difficult to see how there was so much doubt over his future.
Anyway, with Hector confirming he will be staying on and Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ozil looking very likely to stay as well, perhaps the only important first-team player we could be losing this season is Alexis. If the club manage to keep hold of him as well and bring in the big-name players we are being linked with, Arsenal will surely be a force to reckon with next season.