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Bellerin: defender ‘happy’ at Arsenal


Hector Bellerin insists he made the right decision leaving Barcelona to join the Gunners

The 20-year-old admitted it was a difficult decision to leave the Nou Camp but he is glad he took the risk.

He moved to Arsenal at the age of 16 back in 2011 after coming through Barcelona’s La Masia academy.

Since arriving at the club four years ago, he has now become a key man for Arsène Wenger, who prefers the young Spaniard over France international Mathieu Debuchy.

Bellerin told Revista de La Liga: “It has paid off. I am very happy with the decision I made,”

“It was hard, but I always say the train comes just once and you either take it or not.

“I took it and I am very happy with the opportunity Arsenal have given me and very happy to be in the position I am in today.

“I’ve always said the reason I came to Arsenal is because I want to stay here and I am not thinking about going anywhere else.”

Diego Costa v Arsenal

The Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea in a game which saw Arsenal finish the game with nine men.

Gabriel first received a straight red card for kicking Costa, who earlier shoved his team-mate Laurent Koscielny three times in the face before pushing the Frenchman to the floor.

The fact that Costa was not dismissed for his man handling of Koscielny was ‘unbelievable’ according to Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger.

Chelsea were further handed the advantage in the match when Santi Cazorla was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Cesc Fabregas.

Despite claiming victory against Arsenal, the Blues are still languishing mid-table in 15th and Jose Mourinho will be hoping to build some momentum and secure another three points when they travel to Newcastle this Saturday.

Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne


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