Arsenal loanee Hector Bellerin will return to the Emirates this summer after his loan at the La Liga outfit Real Betis comes to an end, the club’s president has said.

The defender made the temporary switch to Los Verdiblancos last August and has impressed this season.

He has featured 32 times across all competitions to help the team lift the Copa del Rey trophy, reach the knockout rounds of the UEFA Europa League and enjoy a strong finish in the division.

Betis chairman Angel Haro wouldn’t rule out the prospect of Hector joining the club next term but said there is no deal in place to sign the Spaniard outright after his loan stint is over.

“Hector is a fanatic player and a very good person. It was a loan that we had from Arsenal, now he returns to Arsenal and from then on, we’ll see,” he told journalists.

“It is true that he has been very caught up in everything about Betis because, in addition, his parents are Betis fans. Hopefully we cross paths again.”


The 27-year-old has had a big impact on the team he has been a fan of since childhood. He was reduced to tears as Hector waved goodbye to supporters after their final home match of the season.