Arsenal's Hector Bellerin says he's grown into a man since leaving Barcelona

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One of Arsenal's breakout stars has been looking back on his time in England so far.

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has been speaking to the club’s official website about how he has developed following his move from Barcelona.

The player moved to North London from Spain back in 2011 and he has now firmly secured his place in the Gunners’ first-team squad.

With 23 appearances for Arsenal so far this season, it has clearly been a breakout year for the 20-year-old, and it is now up to him to ensure he continues to challenge Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers for starting spot on the right side of defence.

Speaking about his decision to swap the Catalan club for Arsene Wenger’s side, Bellerin said, “I left there as a kid and now I feel like a man.

“I’ve grown up a lot because I left at 16 to come to another country, another culture. I’m really happy with my decision; I’m really enjoying my football and I’m really enjoying living in London.”

Arsenal have enjoyed a wonderful 2015 to date, and while they ultimately fell short in their late push for the Premier League title, they have the players at their disposal to go one better next season.

Bellerin is just one of a number of talented young players excelling under Wenger, and in hindsight it seems he made the right call moving from his homeland when most teenagers need not consider such huge decisions.

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