Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin addresses Barcelona transfer speculation

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin says the English capital is his home

Hector Bellerin insists he is happy living in London despite speculation linking the Arsenal defender with a return to Barcelona.

The 21-year-old was the only Gunners player to be named in the PFA Premier League team of the year after an exception season for the right-back in Arsene Wenger’s side.

Bellerin was ever-preset in the Arsenal first-team after firmly establishing himself as Wenger’s first-choice right-back ahead of Frenchman Mathieu Debuchy.

The Spain Under-21 international moved to the English capital from Barcelona as part of the deal that saw Gunners captain Cesc Fabregas return to Camp Nou.

However, Bellerin has no intention of emulating his compatriot despite transfer speculation suggesting that the La Liga champions are keen on the full-back.

“I say this every year. For me, my home is in England. I’ve lived here for many years, I have my family here and I’m living with my girlfriend. I’m very happy here, so I don’t see myself anywhere other than Arsenal,” Bellerin told the Mundo Deportivo.

Bellerin scored one goal and made five assists in 36 Premier League appearances for the north London outfit in the 2015/16 season.

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Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table after a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on the final day of the campaign.

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