Hector Bellerin believes leaving Barcelona was the right decision

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin says he has no regrets about leaving Barcelona for north London in 2011.

The right-back left Barca's La Macia academy in favour of a move to the Gunners and has established himself as a first-team regular at the Emirates.

Bellerin broke into the starting line-up after an injury to Mathieu Debuchy last season and has established himself as Arsene Wenger's first-choice right-back.


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Former Gunner Cesc Fabregas is another player who left Barcelona's academy to join Arsenal, before returning to the Catalan club.

However, the 20-year-old has no aspirations of leaving and wants to stay in north London for the foreseeable future.

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Speaking on Sky Sports' Revista de La Liga, he said: "It has paid off, I am very happy with the decision I made. It was hard, but I always say the train comes just once and you either take it or you don't.

"I took it and I am very happy with the opportunity Arsenal have given me and very happy to be in the position I am in today.

"I've always said the reason I came to Arsenal is because I want to stay here and I am not thinking about going anywhere else."

After making 20 league appearances in his breakthrough season, the Spaniard has started all five games since missing the opening day defeat to West Ham.

Having penned a new long-term deal in July, it appears the youngster is firmly in the driving seat for Arsenal's right-back position, ahead of Mathieu Debuchy.

For Barcelona, they may have lost out on the ideal replacement for Dani Alves. However, a return to the Nou Camp at some point in the future is not an impossibility.

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