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Hector Bellerin rules out leaving Arsenal for Barcelona

Hector Bellerin in action for Arsenal against Middlesbrough at the Emirates Stadium
Image: Hector Bellerin says he is fully committed to Arsenal

Hector Bellerin insists he is not interested in a return to Barcelona and is fully focused on achieving success at Arsenal.

The Spain international joined Barcelona as an eight-year-old and came through the youth ranks at the Catalan club before moving to Arsenal in 2011. 

Bellerin has since established himself as the Gunners' first choice right-back and his impressive performances has seen him linked with a summer return to Barcelona. 

Hector Bellerin takes on Neymar during the Champions League Round of 16, 1st leg at the Emirates Stadium
Image: Bellerin has been linked with a return to former club Barcelona

But when asked about a potential move to the Nou Camp, the 21-year-old told The London Evening Standard: "If I wanted to play there I would have stayed there.

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"I was very happy when Arsenal showed interest in me and I decided to come here. I'm not looking back, I'm just looking to help Arsenal.

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"It's nice for a player to know that big teams want you, but I'm very happy here.

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"I've still got three years left on my contract, so I'm just focused on playing every single week, improving and hopefully making things happen here at Arsenal."

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