Bellerin issues his verdict on form of Tomiyasu since Arsenal move
Hector Bellerin has told Wrighty’s House on Ringer FC that he is so happy to see Arsenal doing amazingly, while he also praised the form of Takehiro Tomiyasu.
Bellerin left the Gunners on loan on deadline day. As noted by The Athletic, he took a pay-cut to join Real Betis. It came after a difficult period for Bellerin at Arsenal – the club he joined as a 16-year-old in 2011.
The Athletic suggested that there is no option to buy included in the loan agreement. However, with Arsenal signing Tomiyasu, it is, from the outside, hard to see Bellerin becoming a key player for the Gunners again.
It would be a sad end to his 11-year association with Arsenal. However, Bellerin has issued an incredibly classy assessment of the decision to leave, as well as the current situation for him and his parent club.
The Spaniard also praised the form of Tomiyasu following his move to the Emirates in the wake of Bellerin’s departure.
“Arsenal are doing amazing, that makes me so happy,” he told Ian Wright. “The player that they got in my position is doing great. There is literally no hard feelings for me. It’s beautiful to see because I watch every single game, I want the guys to do well.
“It’s just how football goes. You also need to see when it’s your time, and when it’s not, what is best for you, what is best for the club. And I always said to the club if I leave this place, I don’t want to leave you guys without anyone in my position. I want the best for all of us.”
Impressive Real Betis spell set to work out for Bellerin and Arsenal
It remains to be seen if Los Verdiblancos plan to pursue a permanent deal for Bellerin. But as things stand, it certainly appears that there is a good chance that Betis will want to keep the full-back.
He has started seven of their last eight La Liga games. And the only fixture he missed came after he had been sent off against Elche.
It therefore, looks to have been a smart move to loan Bellerin by Arsenal. Had they sold the defender permanently last summer, they have may have struggled to attract a big enough fee.
This time around, Bellerin could be leaving in a much better position. Arsenal meanwhile, as Bellerin suggests, have landed a brilliant player in Tomiyasu off the back of agreeing the loan with Betis.
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