Hector #bellerin has signed a new long-term deal to keep him at #Arsenal and to wade off any potential buyers in January onwards. The pacy right-back joined the Gunners in 2011 and has been a regular starter in the Arsenal line up since. His former club, Barcelona and rivals, Manchester City were very keen on the Spanish player back in the summer and only recently did Bellerin sign a new contract in July 2015.
The right-back has made 11 appearances for Arsenal this season before being ruled out for four weeks with injury. He has also contributed one assist to the Arsenal team. Not only has he helped Arsenal to a top four place in the Barclays Premier League so far, his performance against Tottenham a few weeks ago was an encouraging sign for the future. However, he did not complete the match against Tottenham as he picked up an ankle injury. Bellerin recieved a call up to the Span squad this season as well, playing twice, but starting only once.
Games he will miss
Arsenal could struggle for up to eight games without the main choice right-back, including their recent trip to Old Trafford. Games could involve missing Southampton at home in the EFL Cup quarter-final and vital Champions League ties against PSG at the Emirates and Basel away in Switzerland. With Arsenal three points off their #London rivals, Chelsea, he could miss every single games until around the 15th December, including West Ham away, Everton away and potentially Manchester City away in a top four clash.
With the absence of Bellerin from the Arsenal side, the depth Arsene Wenger has could be considered weak. However, it could see Carl Jenkinson get a run in the side, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came off the bench against Manchester United to play at right-back at the weekend and provided the assist for Olivier Giroud to score a late equaliser at Old Trafford.
Bellerin told BBC Sport: "I have been here a long time, I feel like this is my home and this is the right thing to do and I am very happy to still be a Gunner for many more years."