Premier League: Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin signs new long-term deal

Arsenal full back Hector Bellerin has signed a contract extension, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Agencies November 21, 2016 22:47:28 IST
Premier League: Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin signs new long-term deal

London: Arsenal full back Hector Bellerin has signed a contract extension, the Premier League club said on Monday.

The 21-year-old Spain international, who had been linked with a move to Barcelona where he started his career, arrived in London in 2011 and has established himself as Arsenal's first-choice right back.

Premier League Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin signs new longterm deal

File photo of Arsenal's Hector Bellerin. AP

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also keen to tie up new deals for star forwards Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, whose contracts expire in June 2018.

Bellerin's new deal was announced on Monday, with Arsenal not disclosing the length of contract. Sections of the British media reported the 21-year-old Bellerin has signed for six more years. The defender has been linked with a move to Barcelona and Manchester City.

The Spaniard has been one of the best right backs in the Premier League over the past two seasons.

"I'm really, really happy and this club is my home right now," Bellerin told the club website.

"I wasn't thinking about anything else other than staying here and continuing my development here," he added.

"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."

Bellerin has made 67 top-flight appearances, including 11 this season. Currently, he is ruled out for four weeks with injury.

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