Hector Bellerin will only sign new Arsenal deal if Mikel Arteta delivers on improvement

Hector Bellerin in Arsenal Training Session
Bellerin has been at Arsenal since he was 16 (Picture: Getty)

Hector Bellerin remains committed to Arsenal, but will reportedly only sign a new long-term deal if he sees sustained improvement in performances.

Mikel Arteta has been tasked with rejuvenating Arsenal and Bellerin is considered a vital figure in the squad as one of the longest serving players at the club.

Bellerin has repeatedly been linked with moves away from Arsenal with Serie A duo Inter Milan and Juventus the latest clubs to be eyeing up a move for the right-back.

ESPN claim Bellerin is not thinking about a move at the moment and has three years left on his deal.

Bellerin is completely onboard with Arteta’s vision for the future, but wants to see the targeted improvement on the pitch and in results.

Arsenal are ninth in the Premier League table ahead of the restart of the 2019/20 season and appear set to miss out on Champions League football again.

Bellerin penned a six-and-a-half year deal in 2016, but he will only agree to sign another long-term contract if Arteta delivers on his promises.

Hector Bellerin in Arsenal Training Session
Bellerin has three years left on his deal (Picture: Getty)

The first-team squad will get a 12.5 per cent pay cut if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

As Arsenal’s Professional Footballers’ Association representative, Bellerin played a key role in convincing the squad to take a wage deduction amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bellerin is Arsenal’s second longest serving player having joined the Gunners youth academy as a 16-year-old in 2011.

Arsenal players are gearing up for a return to action on 17 June when they will take on Manchester City.

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