Arsenal have been boosted by the news right-back Hector Bellerin has signed a new long-term contract at the Emirates Stadium. The 21-year-old Spain international has been linked with a return to former club Barcelona and Premier League rivals Manchester City having become a regular in boss Arsene Wenger’s Gunners’ line-up since he broke into first team in the 2014-15 season.
But, while Arsenal have not stipulated the exact length of the new contract, they said they now ‘look forward to Hector’s continued progress with the club in the years to come’.
Bellerin subsequently posted a video on his personal Instagram account to confirm the news and wrote the caption: “A lot has changed in 5 years since I first joined the club. This is my home. The club who gave me my first opportunity. The club I will be at for many years.”
Bellerin is currently sidelined with an ankle knock he picked up during the recent 1-1 north London derby draw against Tottenham, but it is hoped he will be back in action by the middle of December.
He will miss Arsenal’s Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday as the two sides continue to battle it out to win Group A in order to face the runner-up of anothe rgroup in the last 16 next year.
The Gunners, who can be backed at 4/6 to win Group A, are 5/4 to win the game, while PSG can be backed at 12/5 and the draw is 5/2.
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