By Adebayo Williams
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has signed a new six-year deal worth £100,000-a-week. The Spaniard had been a subject of transfer speculation in recent weeks with Barcelona signifying interest. The 21-year-old has now put the rumour to rest as he has committed his long-term future to the Gunners.
Premier League rivals, Manchester City also tried to sign Bellerin during the summer but Arsenal wouldn’t entertain any offers for their talented right back, who was signed from Barcelona in his teens. Pep Guardiola was ready to launch another effort to land Bellerin next summer but will now turn his attention elsewhere.
Arsenal are currently looking to settle the futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, who are both in talks about extending their contracts. Reports say Ozil is close to signing a £200,000 per week deal but Sanchez has been a bit hesitant in putting pen to paper.