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Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin has dismissed rumours linking him with a move back to Barcelona. It was reported that the likes of Andre Iniesta went on a charm offensive after the first leg match against Barcelona last month in an attempt to lure the Spaniard back to the Camp Nou.
But Bellerin has now assured fans that his future is at Arsenal.
‘I left Barca without looking back. I left focused on London and Arsenal and I am really happy there.
‘I signed a new deal last year and there’s still a lot in front of me.
‘It’s a club that’s forming a great team, with players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
‘My future is there and I am happy where I am. A lot of things can happen in football, but I am at Arsenal, giving my all for the club. I am not thinking of going anywhere else.
‘After last season and having started to play with the first team at Arsenal, my objective this year was to play as much as possible. And I have to give my thanks to the manager because he’s given me a lot of minutes, allowing me to complete my objective.
‘It’s true that on a club level things aren’t going as we wanted and that’s complicated things, but personally, I am really happy with how things are going. I’m completing my objectives and now I have to aspire to more and want more – that’s how things progress.’
Bellerin is a product of Barcelona’s La Masia academy and moved to Arsenal at a tender age just like Fabregas but we will be hoping he doesn’t follow the latter’s footsteps in returning to Spain.