Barcelona target Hector Bellerin has made it clear that he wants to remain at the Emirates stadium despite recent speculation.

The Spaniard has been strongly linked with a move back to his old club ever since he broke into the Arsenal first team.

Indeed there have been reports suggesting that Bellerin could complete a transfer switch to the Camp Nou worth over £50 million this summer.

However, the 22-year-old has reiterated his desire to stay at the club he joined in 2011.

“I signed my contract for a reason. I signed it because I wanted to be here. I wouldn’t have done it otherwise,” Bellerin said

“Arsenal is the club that gave me the chance to be a professional and since the first time I met with the boss he’s always said if I progressed the right way I could be an Arsenal player for a long time.

“I’ve been here nearly six years and I love London. I’m still discovering the city.

“The other day, I was out in the car in east London thinking I’d never been there before. That’s what I like about the city.”

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