Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has hinted that he won't be returning to the club once his loan deal with Real Betis elapses.
The Spaniard is on a season-long loan at the Laliga side having been phased out of the Arsenal side during last season, with manager Mikel Arteta preferring Calum Chambers on the right side of defence.
The club moved to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu who has started superbly for the Gunners this season and Bellerin thinks he might stay at Netis for long after featuring in four LaLiga matches for his new club.
"I don't know but I've always said it: "If I didn't want to be here next year, I wouldn't have come from the beginning," Bellerin said when asked about his future plans in an interview with El Desmarque.
The player has one year left on his current deal and this might force the Gunners to sell him in the coming summer instead of letting him leave for free.
It has been reported that Bellerin took a sizeable pay cut to join Betis, the club his father also supported and he appeared to confirm that.
"It is clear that money is something important because it is our job. But I think that in football, that love of sport, of the club, is being lost. And for me, after having understood and had that feeling since childhood, there are things you put ahead," Bellerin added.