Bellerin rules out Arsenal return

12 October 2021 17:19:50 CET
Hector Bellerin in action for Spain

Real Betis right-back Hector Bellerin says he does not want to return to Arsenal at the end of his season-long loan spell with the La Liga outfit.

The 26-year-old all but ended his long-time association with Gunners in the summer by joining Betis on loan and they can be backed at 11/10 to win their next La Liga game at Alaves on Monday, with the hosts 13/5 and the draw 23/10.

Bellerin made his first-team debut for Arsenal in September 2013 under Arsene Wenger and established himself as a first-choice the season after.

During his time with the club, he helped them win FA Cup and also earned senior international honours with Spain - in total, he represented Arsenal 239 times across eight seasons, scoring nine goals.

There are many things to be decided, but what I want to do is enjoy this season.

Hector Bellerin

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However, injuries and a lack of form saw him lose his place in the side to Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares and he was eventually allowed to depart this summer.

So far, the attacking full-back has made four appearances for Los Verdes - the club he supported as a boy - as they sit tenth after eight games played.

London return ruled out

Bellerin admits he isn't entirely sure where his long-term future lies, but insists he will not be returning to North London.

Asked where he thinks he will be next June, he replied: "I don't know, but I've always said if I didn't want to be here next season, I wouldn't have come from the beginning.

"There are many things to be decided, but what I want to do is enjoy this season that I am here. And what has to happen will happen."

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