By Danny Mills

17th Oct, 2021 | 6:00pm

Arteta may have forced Bellerin out of Arsenal as comments surface - pundit

Hector Bellerin has played his last game for Arsenal, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Man City and England right-back suggested Mikel Arteta told Bellerin over the summer he was not part of his plans.

The full-back moved to Real Betis on loan over the summer and is enjoying life back in his native Spain.

He told Spanish outlet El Desmarque this week (October 11) if he did not want to be at Betis next season he would not have signed this summer.

Bellerin still has two years left to run on his Arsenal contract and will return to the club after his season in Spain.

The defender has played 239 times across all competitions for the Gunners after making his debut in September 2013 when he replaced Arteta as a substitute in the League Cup.

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Asked whether he though Bellerin had played his last game for Arsenal, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Yes.

“I’m assuming he’s had discussions with Mikel Arteta and he’s said ‘Look, you’re not for me. Whatever you do, I’m going in a different direction, you’re not for me’.

“That’s how it goes sometimes. As long as the manager is honest about it you can then start to make other plans.

“You might not like it but the game is about opinions and if he’s not for Mikel Arteta and he’s told him that and he’s given him the opportunity to leave…

“Not every manager is going to like you. They’ve brought in another right-back too.”

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