Arsenal starlet Hector Bellerin returns to club

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Arsenal have decided to terminate Hector Bellerin's loan spell at Championship side Watford, reports talkSPORT.

The Spanish starlet moved to Vicarage Road on a short-term deal in November and went straight into the first team, making six appearances until the turn of the new year.

Bellerin's impressive form convinced Watford to extend his loan until the end of the season but, ironically, the Arsenal starlet has since lost his place in the starting line up.

Having made just two appearances in 2014, Arsene Wenger has taken the decision to terminate the loan spell and take the 18-year-old back to the Arsenal youth setup.

Bellerin has impressed at Arsenal since joining from Barcelona in the summer of 2012. The attacking right-back made his first team debut in the League Cup this season against West Brom.

The hope was that a loan spell at the Hornets would aid his development but Wenger obviously feels that he would be best served playing for Arsenal's under-21s.

Bellerin could, however, be fast-tracked into the first team should Bacary Sagna depart the Emirates in the summer.

Sagna, 31, is out of contract in the summer and is yet to agree an extension. He continues to be linked with a move away from the club and is free to negotiate a pre-contract with a foreign club.

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