By Will Butcher
Hector Bellerin has revealed that he is “very proud” after signing a new long-term contract with Arsenal.
The Gunners revealed the news on their official website, after the 21-year-old put pen to paper on a deal that is will put to bed speculation about future and keep him in North London.
Three years on from making his Gunners debut, Bellerin posted his delight on his personal Twitter account and is looking forward to what he hopes will be a number of years filled with success.
The London Evening Standard claim that the deal is worth £100,000-a-week, and will keep him at the Emirates for the next six-and-a-half years despite interest from both Manchester City and former club Barcelona.
The flying right-back is currently sidelined after suffering an ankle injury, which saw him miss Saturday’s lunchtime draw against Manchester United.
Carl Jenkinson replaced the speed merchant on the right side of Arsenal’s defence during the 1-1 draw.
Still only 21, Bellerin has established himself as one of the first names on Arsene Wenger’s team sheet in recent seasons.
He has picked up three caps for Spain, after starring in 87 league and cup encounters following his debut against West Brom in September 2013.
Wearing the number 24 shirt, Bellerin is renowned for his ability to bomb forward down the flank and provide a supply line to the attack. Hehas scored three goals while supplying 10 more in assists during his time with the Gunners.
In other Arsenal news, this midfield star has been sent to his home country as he looks to recover from an injury.