The defender capped off a fine season at Sevilla with a Copa del Rey winners’ medal but is now set to return to north London.
Hector Bellerin has added to his collection of tattoos, going under the needle on the grass at Betis’ Estadio Benito Villamarin home.
The Arsenal defender is keen to stay at the Spanish club after enjoying a successful year in La Liga on loan in 2021-22.
His season ended on a high note as Betis won the Copa del Rey title after defeating Valencia in the final.
What did Bellerin say about the new tattoo?
“Talegos tattoo told me they would do my tattoo in my favorite spot,” Bellerin wrote on Instagram showing off her new work.
The accompanying video revealed the 27-year-old looking as happy as anyone could be with a needle in his arm, sat on Benito Villamarin’s pitch while the artist was doing its job.
And the message of the tattoo couldn’t be clearer, professing that: “In this game, those who have the fastest time win.”
Could Bellerin stay at Betis?
The defender’s loan move has been a huge boost after a string of serious injuries have seen him lose ground at Arsenal in recent seasons.
Bellerin has racked up over 30 appearances for the Sevilla side, the first time he has beaten that mark since the 2017-18 campaign, while helping Betis win their first silverware since the 2004-05 Copa del Rey.
“I’ve always shown that I really feel at home here and want to be here, but it’s not that simple,” he admitted in a recent interview with Betis TV.
“Right now the situation is that I have to go back [to Arsenal]. I have spoken to both clubs, clarified my thoughts and from there we have two months during which we will try to secure the best deal for all three parties.
“I’ve always said it, I made an effort to come here and I’m ready to do anything to keep it my home because I’m happy.”