Hector Bellerin says he never considered leaving Arsenal and admits he’s pleased and grateful that the club were so eager to tie him down to a long-term deal.
The Spanish full-back, 21, has put pen-to-paper on a bumper new contract that will keep him at the Emirates until 2023 and is now aiming to win more silverware having already picked up an FA Cup medal in 2015.
“I’m really, really happy and this club is my home right now,” Bellerin told Arsenal Player.
“I’ve been here for more than five years now so I was really, really excited when the club told me that they wanted to extend my contract.
“I wasn’t thinking about anything else other than staying here and continuing my development here. This is where I’m happy. I’m just very grateful and pleased to have signed.
“Arsenal is not only about being a footballer, you have to be a good person to play here. That’s what everyone transmits inside the club. You represent more than just a football club.
“I’m a player who tries to be an example for everyone, not just on the pitch but off it as well.
“Now I’ve just got to keep on progressing, keep working hard to be the best player I can be, and hopefully help the team to be where its got to be, to win some silverware. That’s what everyone wants and that’s what I’m working towards.”
It’s great to have Hector’s deal done and dusted…now attention turns to Messrs Ozil and Sanchez. Hurry up lads