Arsenal star Hector Bellerin’s future is up in the air again after his excellent season out on loan in Spain with Real Betis, where he recently won the Copa del Rey.
The Spaniard has been our player for over a decade now. He has always been adored by Arsenal fans, and many even viewed him as our future skipper. Sadly, a terrible injury in 2019 hurt his confidence, and he never quite recovered from that.
Bellerin joined Betis on loan in the summer and he has been a star there. Recent reports claimed that he wants to make that move permanent this summer, but there may still be a twist in the tale.
Hector Bellerin may still have a future at Arsenal
According to a report from TeamTalk today, contrary to news from Spain over the last few days, Bellerin hasn’t made his mind up about where he’ll be next season.
The Spaniard will have a year left on his deal this summer and a permanent switch to Betis made a lot of sense for all parties after the season he has had.
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However, the new report claims that Bellerin will first return to Arsenal this summer and then make a decision on his future. It has also been claimed that there may be a way back into Mikel Arteta’s side considering Takehiro Tomiyasu’s injury troubles this season.
Bellerin is expected to be back at Arsenal after the current season ends this month.
The Insider’s View:
If Bellerin wants to stay at Arsenal next season, is it really a bad thing to keep hold of him?
After a solid season in Spain with Betis, it looks like the Spaniard’s confidence is back. He has remained injury-free all campaign and the fact that he’s still only 27 means he’s in the prime of his career now.
Tomiyasu will be the undisputed number one at Arsenal and that won’t change this summer. Cedric Soares has been solid for us, but the Portugal international will turn 31 soon and he has been linked with a move away as well.
If Bellerin’s prepared to stay and compete for a place in the side with Tomiyasu, Arteta should welcome that this summer.