Youngster Hector Bellerin says the Spanish contingent at Arsenal is a big help to him as a young professional.
The former Barcelona lad, who signed a new contract last week, told Marca of his pride at being in the same set-up as the likes of Santi Cazorla, Mikel Arteta and Nacho Monreal.
“We are a ‘Spanish Armada'”, he said. “It’s a pleasure to be with them, they are people who always help you and treat you as one of them when you train with them.
“It’s a matter of pride that guys of this level are at the same club as me. I really enjoy being with them.”
The right back has been tipped for a loan move after signing his second professional deal at the club, and said the new contract was a show of faith in him by the club.
“I’m very happy with the new contract and at Arsenal. It’s a pleasure to be able to sign and stay here for more years, it’s a real boost to know they have such confidence in me. I can’t wait to get back to training.”
Bellerin will represent Spain in the U19s European Championships in Lithuania later this month before returning to Arsenal where a decision will be made on his upcoming season.