Hector Bellerin says he has no regrets about joining Arsenal.
The 20-year-old moved to north London from Barcelona in 2011 and made his first-team debut against West Bromwich Albion in the league cup two seasons later.
Bellerin has now established himself as an important member of Arsene Wenger’s squad and he has no doubts that leaving home was the right decision.
"I’m really happy with my decision, I’m really enjoying my football and I’m really enjoying living in London"
“I left there as a kid and now I feel like a man,” the defender said. I’ve grown up a lot because I left at 16 to come to another country, another culture.
“You really have to grow up and there’s a lot of things that have changed. When I was there I used to play as a winger and now I’m playing as a defender. I feel I’ve grown up on and off the pitch and I feel really confident now as a right back.
“I’ve only played there for four years but I’m feeling really confident that I can play there, and that I’m proving to everyone that I can play in the Arsenal first team.
“Sometimes you only get once chance and I took it,” he added. “I’m really happy with my decision, I’m really enjoying my football and I’m really enjoying living in London. I’ve got my family over here as well so I’m really settled in the club. I’m really enjoying myself.”
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