Bellerin agrees new deal with Arsenal

Bellerin has committed his long term future with the Gunners.

Bellerin agrees new deal with Arsenal
Bellerin has played every minute of the 2016/17 Premier League season (Photo credit: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Hector Bellerin has committed his future to Arsenal, agreeing to a new six-year contract with the Gunners.

According to John Cross of the Mirror, the Spanish right back has penned a new deal with the North London side, keeping him at Arsenal until 2022, and seeing his wages make a huge spike, increasing to over £100,000 per week.

Bellerin had three years left remaining on his previous deal, however Arsene Wenger was determined to keep the speedy youngster at the Emirates Stadium for the long-term future, as he sees Bellerin as a stable for the Arsenal team for many years to come.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Bellerin’s agent, Albert Botines, said; "Hector is very happy at Arsenal. This would be the fourth time he has signed a new contract at the club and it is clear he has made good progress."

A major pillar in Wenger's plans

The 21-year-old defender has been one of the most consistent performers for Arsenal over the past two season, raking up over 70 appearances for the Gunners, and earning a spot in the 2015/16 PFA Team of the Season.

With performances comes attention, and Bellerin caught the eye Barcelona, the club that allowed Bellerin to join Arsenal as a 15-year-old, as well Manchester City, who are managed by the same man who let Bellerin escape to North London six years ago.

Pep Guardiola is a big fan of the Spanish fullback, however Bellerin has stated multiple times in the past in interviews that he is happy at Arsenal.

Bellerin has been one of the most consistent performers for Arsenal over the past two season. | Photo: Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images
Bellerin has been one of the most consistent performers for Arsenal over the past two season. | Photo: Catherine Ivill - AMA/Getty Images

More contracts to follow?

Bellerin is the first key Arsenal player to be tied down to a new contract. Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are both subject to contract renewals, however no news has come from either camps regarding a contract extension at Arsenal.

Both players are amongst the clubs highest earners, earning over £130,000 per week, but Wenger admitted on the field success will be the deciding factor on whether Ozil and Sanchez decide to commit their futures to Arsenal.