Hector Bellerin stole the show against Liverpool on Saturday.

Leaving aside the penalty he gave away, he enjoyed a fantastic afternoon which included a splendidly taken goal with his right foot.

Coming to prominence in the side due to the injuries to Mathieu Debuchy, the inevitable happened and he was linked with a return to Barcelona, the club he left in order to give himself the best chance of becoming a top footballer.

Signing a new deal with the club, his future is with Arsenal, however, and that’s something Bellerin is perfectly happy with.

“It was difficult [to leave Barca] because I left my family, my friends, but my dream has always been to be a footballer, not to play at Barca.

“My dream is to be a footballer, playing, winning titles, being selected and I saw that going to Arsenal was best for me.

“Sometimes the train passes and you take it or don’t.

“Many people called me crazy when I left, but I’m showing that I was right.

“Life does not end at Barca.

“I’m good at Arsenal, but you do not know what the future may hold.

“The Arsenal is giving me everything and I am with amazing players.

“I do not think about the future.

“I have to thank Arsene Wenger. He has been the coach to give me a great opportunity and at my age I know that it’s hard.

“I appreciate it. I try to pay him back by playing well.

Quite what the boss does when Mathieur Debuchy is back to full fitness is anyones guess. Debuchy should be the number one choice at right back but it would be incredibly hard on Bellerin to be benched given the performances he has produced this season.

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