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Arsene Wenger believes Hector Bellerin’s long-term future is at Arsenal and he’ll sign a new contract

October 13, 2016

Arsene Wenger has confirmed his belief that Hector Bellerin’s long-term future is with Arsenal.

The French boss was surprised by speculation linking the Spanish right-back away from the Emirates because he appears so happy at the club.

The 21-year-old is also in line for a new and improved contract as Wenger believes he has been ‘remarkable’.

‘He has nearly three years to go, we always try to get the players to the [financial] level where we think they deserve to be,’ he said.

‘We will try to extend his contract, his long-term future is here.

‘He has been absolutely fantastic. His first game was a nightmare. The season before he was at Watford where he didn’t play.

‘His progress has been brilliant because he has absolutely top mental strength.

‘He is at a team that meets his needs and values. He came at a very young age. He is an Arsenal player.’

Arsenal fans will no doubt want to see him at the Emirates for a very long time to come.

Bellerin 2016/17 Premier League stats

Games: 7
Goals: 0
Assists: 1
Interceptions per game: 2
Tackles per game: 0.7
Clearances per game: 1.4
Key passes per game: 1
Dribbles per game: 1.9
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