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Bellerin declares 'I've left Arsenal to win things with Real Betis'

Hector Bellerin says he left Arsenal for Real Betis "to win things".

Bellerin fell out of favour under Mikel Arteta and when versatile right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu signed for £17 million from Bologna, he returned to his homeland.

He chose Real Betis, the club his father supported, who face Celtic in their Europa League group stage opener on Thursday.

The on-loan defender commented: "To play against Celtic will be special because they're such a big club with a big history.

"Celtic will be a tough rival but I'm optimistic. At Betis, we're obliged to get the three points.

"We have already watched the derby against Rangers [which Celtic lost 1-0] and that result puts pressure on Celtic."

Bellerin then lifted the lid on his decision to leave Arsenal by saying: "If we can dominate the ball against them, we can get the win we need.

"I've left Arsenal to win things with Real Betis. I'm not here for a holiday."


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