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"I'm here to play" - Defender delivers news to Arsene Wenger after joining the Arsenal squad


Defender Hector Bellerin is ready to enjoy regular first-team football after joining the Arsenal squad at London Colney.

The Spaniard was this summer involved with the Spanish national side at the Under-21 European Championship in Poland.

He was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona but he is now back in London and already looking forward to next season.

"I had a few injuries and changing the system also didn't favour me in the last few games," he is quoted as saying by Mirror.

"Last season was about cementing myself in the first-team squad and I'm glad the boss gave me the chance to do that.

"This season is about making sure I can hold my spot. Nothing really comes easy and we need to adapt to every single situation.

"I feel like I'm not a kid any more. I've grown up in so many ways. I consider myself a man and I'm now ready to play first-team football any time of the day.

"I know I need to train 100 per cent and show the boss I'm the one that should be playing."

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