Arsenal star insists he will stay

Hector Bellerin has insisted that he will stay at Arsenal despite speculation linking him with a move.

The Spanish right-back has been linked with a possible return to his former club Barcelona and is one of a number of Gunners players who has been tipped to leave the Emirates Stadium in recent months.

But Bellerin, who signed a new contract last year, says he has no intention of going anywhere.

“I signed my contract for a reason,” Bellerin told the Daily Mail. “I signed it because I wanted to be here. I wouldn’t have done it otherwise.

“Arsenal is the club that gave me the chance to be a professional and since the first time I met with the boss he’s always said if I progressed the right way I could be an Arsenal player for a long time.

“I’ve been here nearly six years and I love London. I’m still discovering the city.”

But Bellerin admitted it has been a troubled season for the FA Cup finalists, who missed out on the top four but have a chance to end the campaign with a trophy.

He said: “We’re going to grab our chance because we need to make amends for the rest of the season and hopefully go home with the FA Cup.

“The fans will be happy and we’ll be happy as players. When you’re a kid thinking of being a footballer you’re thinking about lifting trophies.’

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