Arsene Wenger tells Arsenal fans to get excited about this deal
Arsene Wenger expresses his delight at seeing Hector Bellerin commit his future to Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has expressed his delight at seeing Hector Bellerin commit his future to Arsenal this week.
The Spanish full-back finally put pen to paper on a new long-term deal with the Gunners on Monday afternoon following months of speculation about his future at the club.
Bellerin has emerged as one of the Premier League’s top full-backs since breaking into the Arsenal first team under Wenger’s guidance.
The length of Bellerin’s new deal has not been disclosed but it comes after he was linked with both Barcelona and Manchester City in recent months.
And Wenger has expressed his delight at seeing the 21-year-old commit his future to the club.
Speaking in an interview with Arsenal’s website, Wenger said: “He has integrated the values that are important and also, because he is a carrier of the values that are important for the club, I think he will be one of the strong members of this club in the future.
“He has a fantastic mentality and Arsenal has been fantastic for Hector as well because he went through some difficult moments in his career and we kept always faith in him.
“On that front, Hector was loyal and envisages his career here and I think it’s a fantastic move for Hector and for the club. Both are winners in this deal.”
Wenger is currently preparing his Arsenal team for their crunch Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night.
The Gunners earned a 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the Premier League at the weekend.