Hector Bellerin has left Arsenal to join his boyhood club Real Betis for the season on loan.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 02: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at Molineux on February 02, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

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.

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Daily Mail, 13 July 2020

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.