LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 21 – Hector Bellerin has signed a new long-term Arsenal contract.
Talks have been ongoing between Arsenal and their 21-year-old right-back, who has established himself as a key first-team player since breaking into the side in 2014.
Bellerin’s agent this month revealed a deal was close, and the news was confirmed in a statement on the club’s website.
Arsenal signed Bellerin from Barcelona in 2011 and he has repeatedly denied any interest in returning to the Nou Camp, recently joking he would not even answer the phone if his old club were to call.
The Spaniard’s performances earned him a late call-up to Spain’s Euro 2016 squad in the summer, and he was also named as right-back in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of 2015/16.
Arsenal remain in contract talks with two more key players, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, both of whom have less than two years to run on their current deals.
By Sky Sports