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Arsenal have been handed a huge boost in its attempts to keep Hector Bellerin away from Barcelona.
The Spanish giants showed interest in signing our star defender in the summer but were knocked back. Reports are still claiming they will return for his services next summer, suggesting we could struggle to keep hold of one of our star players.
However, the player in question has now given us a huge boost after his recent interview with DW Channel. The defender was asked for what he would do if Barcelona come for his services next summer and he responded he would ignore them.
‘If Barcelona contact me right now? I won’t pick up the phone,’ the defender responded.
Gooners who don’t want a repeat of the Barcelona- Cesc Fabregas saga will definitely be delighted with the defender’s response.
Bellerin developed into the kind of player he is today under the tutelage of Arsenal coaches, having joined us when he was 16. He has now shown his loyalty with his recent comment and we will be expecting him to follow it up by signing a new deal with us. We have reportedly offered him a new £96,000 a week five year contract which will put an end to speculations about his future.
Manchester City have also been linked with the defender and i’m sure Pep Guardiola would now think about striking the defender out of his plans. Bellerin has started all of our games this season and is a key player for us.