Arsenal fans we bring you some very good news…
Yesterday we tweeted the rumours that Hector Bellerin had extended his Arsenal contact, now these rumours are being backed up by The Mirror who suggest that Bellerin has extended his contract and it will see him stay at the club for 6 seasons, including the current one.
It is thought that Arsenal have handed the 21-year-old a huge pay rise and he will now earn over £100,000 per week, putting him amongst the highest earners at the club. This deal should see him stay at the club until he is at least 27 though and it is refreshing to see a player of his quality and potential commit his long term future to the club.
Bellerin may only be 21, but he has already played over 65 senior games for Arsenal and has 3 caps for Spain. He has become an important part of the Arsenal starting eleven and the Gunners rely on his pace in both defence and attack.
This is a huge boost to the club as Barcelona and Manchester City had been showing serious interest in signing the talented full back. It shows the tides have turned and now Arsenal are able to keep hold of their top players rather than having to let them go like they have had to in previous years.
The Mirror also report:
Arsenal will now look to tie down midfielder Mesut Ozil and forward Alexis Sanchez on similar long-term deals. Ozil, 28, and 27-year-old Sanchez are into the final two years of their contracts, and talks have begun on both. Wenger is hopeful Ozil will sign and it is understood they are close on a contract with the German wanting close to £200,000-a-week on a five-year deal.
It would be great to see both Ozil and Alexis also commit to the club in the long term, having three key players at the club for the foreseeable future would mean the club can concentrate on building momentum and signing new players rather than worrying about losing their current stars.
Ultimately success on the field is what will keep the current stars and also attract other ones. Arsenal desperately need to try and win the Premier League or the Champions League to help take the club to the next level. Trophies are the ultimate mark of success.