Hector Bellerin has endeared himself to Arsenal fans, it seems highly unlikely that he would jump off the ship
Since Hector Bellerin made his full first-team debut for Arsenal against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in 2014, he has certainly not looked back.
After a difficult start against Dortmund’s terrifying attack in a 2-0 defeat, Bellerin shed that daunting experience to become a mainstay in the defense of Gunners.
Just under six years later, the Spanish right back has made over 200 appearances for the club and has become a fan favorite in the Emirates – thanks to his impressive work both on and off the pitch.
Hector Bellerin is slowly but surely back to full fitness for Arsenal after a setback
Recent reports from Germany claim that Bellerin is now “desperate” to leave Arsenal
Unfortunately, injuries have derailed his career in North London recently and there are worrying signs that his problems have overtaken him.
Bellerin was locked out for 240 days with a cruciate ligament rupture between January 2019 and September 2019, and it took him a long time to recover.
But after making a comeback, the Spaniard suffered a hamstring injury not long after in December, keeping him out for another month and a half before the coronavirus pandemic halted his return to full fitness.
After the reboot in June, Bellerin seemed to be struggling with the pace of the game, but lately he’s been slowly but surely looking like he’s going full throttle again.
But alarming reports from Germany on Monday revealed that the 25-year-old is ready to leave Arsenal after being left ‘unsatisfied’ after yet another disappointing season with the Emirates – with a fourth consecutive campaign without Champions League football pending the club.
So would Bellerin – who joined Arsenal in 2011 at the famous La Masia academy in Barcelona in 2011 at Arsenal in 2011 – really be on his way out?
Since coming out of Barcelona nine years ago, Bellerin has gained quite a few ties to the club and it has a special place in his heart – with Arsene Wenger giving him the opportunity to thrive and shine in the first team, making him feel develops from a winger into a fullback.
And since he got the chance, the Spaniard has won the support of the Arsenal believers after nailing the right back position. His arrows run forward and the ability to hit the ball has always been his main strength, while his pace allowed him to recover in the back.
In 2016, after impressing the Gunners, he was linked with a return to Barcelona, but he quickly dismissed those rumors by writing down a new six-and-a-half-year contract with the Emirates – and endeared themselves to Arsenal fans even more for showing the loyalty they crave.
The Spaniard has become a fan favorite since he became a mainstay in Arsenal’s defense
But while Bellerin set a good example on the pitch, he was equally impressive and has become one of the more vocal footballers in the Premier League.
Many footballers choose to keep themselves to themselves and let their football speak, but Bellerin has taken a different path and has become an inspiring role model for the younger generation.
He is known for his environmental work, and has recently pledged to plant 3,000 trees every time Arsenal won before the end of the season after partnering with the global charity One Tree Planted.
“As a child growing up in Barcelona, I spent much of my time with my grandfather in his garden, planting trees and playing in forests, so it’s an issue that is very close to my heart,” said Bellerin The One Tree Planted website.
“When I saw the great work that One Tree Planted was doing, not only planting the trees but also within the communities, I knew it was something I wanted to get involved with. I hope that by doing this and using my platform, others will see how important it is to take care of our world and donate to a cause that really affects all of us. ‘
In 2016, the Spaniard also went vegan, who considered this move an important step in helping him reach his full potential. Bellerin said earlier, “Environmental sustainability and animal cruelty now motivate me as much as health … knowing that I’m doing the right things really makes me happy to be vegan.”
Last month, Bellerin announced that it is partnering with the global charity One Tree Planted
The 25-year-old defender has recently become a role model both on and off the field
And his work off the field doesn’t stop there. In 2017, Bellerin pledged to donate £ 50 to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire for every minute he played in the Spanish Under-21 European Championship campaign.
There came a time when his character was questioned by Arsenal supporters, with some fans fearing that his love of fashion would take the shine off his performances on the pitch.
But over time he has gained increasing respect and the brilliant charity work has certainly not gone unnoticed and this has become an important part of why so many people in the club – both inside and out – value him so highly to wear .
While he may not seem like the most natural leader, his influence at the club cannot be underestimated and when Unai Emery faffled who would become the captain if he were in charge, Bellerin was the lead candidate in the eyes of many fans.
But fast forward to the present and its future seems uncertain after a dissatisfied life in Arsenal, according to reports from Germany.
While it could be argued that the 25-year-old is looking to leave as he prepares to enter his peak years, it seems highly unlikely that he will leave the ship at this time.
Bellerin planted his first trees after promising to grow 3,000 for every Arsenal win
Mikel Arteta has just entered the fray and wants to usher in a new era in North London, and after hell he will certainly repay the faith shown in him given his affiliation with the club.
And would one of the top European clubs realistically make it to the Spanish fullback if they knew that his career could be hampered by injuries? It would be a great surprise if Bellerin left the place that has become his home.
But it should be emphasized that if he were to stay in the Emirates, Bellerin’s position is arguably under real threat for the first time since his own place.
For years, there was a lack of competition for Bellerin as a right back, but now the injuries seem to have caught up to him somewhat, Cedric Soares has thrown himself into the race.
And if the Gunners capture 28-year-old Soares on a four-year contract, they might see him as a real contender for Bellerin’s position, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles will continue to be used there as cover.
Bellerin in action on his full debut for Arsenal’s first team against Borussia Dortmund away
Arsenal is aware that Bellerin will realistically not play every game – especially considering the requirements when deployed as a wing-back – so they may have already planned for the future.
However, if he can demonstrate that injuries no longer interfere with his game, as he did when he impressed Leicester and then spent most of Sunday’s game at Tottenham, he is still the standout candidate for the Right Wing Gunners. the defense.
And with Scottish international Kieran Tierney – who has shone since the Premier League restart – to the left of the defense, the Gunners would certainly have a formidable fullback / fullback at their disposal.