Hector Bellerin has left Arsenal to join his boyhood club Real Betis for the season on loan.
Hector Bellerin has wanted to leave Arsenal since last summer and he has finally got his wish in what should be seen as a damming indictment of Arsenal Football Club under Mikel Arteta and Edu.
We all know that Bellerin hasn’t quite been the player he was since his picked up his knee injury, but the boy is Arsenal through and through. That he has wanted to leave so badly should speak volumes, especially when you consider he has taken a pay cut and signed for Real Betis.
The deal is not believed to come with an option to buy. Bellerin is worth £22m at the minute but will have only one year left on his Arsenal deal next summer.
Personally, I’m very sad to see Bellerin leave. While other footballers fail to use their platform to exact any sort of meaningful social change, Bellerin, at times, acts as if that is his reason for existing.
He’s a genuinely good person and I’m going to miss him.