Following his loan move to Real Betis, Hector Bellerin has claimed that he wanted to leave Arsenal this summer in order to win titles.
On deadline day, the 26-year-old elected to join Manuel Pellegrini's side, concluding a one-year loan to his boyhood club for the 2021-22 season.
Bellerin stated that his father, a lifelong Betis supporter, was a major factor in his decision to join the La Liga club, however, the Spanish right-back insisted that he is not there "on holiday."
"Many things are talked about in the market and my father always said that he had to go to Betis, that dream was fulfilled and he is a person who lived it since he was little, and who has instilled it in everyone," Bellerin told the club's website.
"For me, having that very good relationship with him and being able to make him happy, with a dream, makes me very excited.
"I wanted the sun and heat, but I didn't come here on vacation, but to fight for my position. I've left Arsenal to win things with Real Betis. I'm not here for a holiday."
Bellerin has played 239 times for Arsenal since joining the club's academy in 2011 and has won three FA Cups in 2015, 2017, and 2020.