By Rob Kelly

Hector Bellerin says he has no regrets about his decision to swap Barcelona for Arsenal and hopes to stay “for many more years”.

The 17-year-old has made a big impression since his move from the Spanish giants last summer and has since gone on to sign his first professional contract with the Club.

Bellerin admits the move has worked out perfectly for him, and he is delighted with the progress that he has made since arriving in England.

“It has been really, really great,” he told “I’m so happy with the decision I made to come here.

“Everyone has been really nice and the football is unbelievable. I have learned things I don't think I would have learnt at Barcelona so I am really enjoying it. I hope to be here for many more years.”

Although nominally a winger when he arrived at the Club, Bellerin has now been converted into a marauding right back and he is delighted with his new position.

“When I was at Barcelona I always used to play on the right wing,” he said. “But last year I learnt a lot from Steve Bould about how to defend and every day I feel more and more comfortable as a right back.

“It gives me a chance to go forward, and I am learning every day about the defensive side - I really enjoy it."

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29 Aug 2012