By Dominic Toner
Hector Bellerin hailed a “great night” against Ludogorets as Arsenal completed a comprehensive victory.
The Gunners won 6-0 at the Emirates Stadium against the Bulgarian side in their Champions League group stage match.
Mesut Ozil scored his first career hat-trick in the second-half, with Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also grabbing a goal each.
Arsenal are in a comfortable position in their European campaign and lead Paris Saint-Germain by goal difference at the top of the group.
Defender Bellerin was thrilled with the win on Wednesday night and believes it was a crucial three points.
“Great night for us and the fans! Important three points in the Champions League,” Bellerin wrote on his personal Twitter account.
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) October 19, 2016
Bellerin, 21, completed 90 minutes against Ludogorets and has become a crucial first-team player under manager Arsene Wenger.
The Spaniard is regarded as the club’s first-choice right-back and is one of the most consistent performers in the team.
The Sun claim that Arsenal will offer Bellerin a new contract worth £96,000-a-week to keep him out of the clutches of Barcelona and Manchester City.
He has caught the attention of Europe’s big clubs and has enjoyed a meteoric rise with the Gunners.
Bellerin has now made 84 senior appearances for Arsenal and was also named in the PFA Team of the Year last season.
In other Arsenal team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Lucas Perez’s substitute appearance against Ludogorets.