Hector is Arsenal’s fastest-ever player!
In 2009, Theo Walcott broke Arsenal legend Thierry Henry’s 40m record of 4.82 – Theo bagged a time of 4.42. However, the former Southampton forward confirmed to Arseblog that Bellerin, who arrived at the Emirates from Barcelona in 2011, is now the record-holder: "Thierry is in his 30s now so I would be very disappointed if I didn’t beat him. I beat his sprint record which Hector [Bellerin] has now broken."
Have you seen his assist?!
Bellerin kept up his reputation as a ‘Speedy Gonzalez’ whilst on loan at Championship side Watford last season.
In a quite incredible display of stamina and pace, the Arsenal youngster burst out of Watford’s penalty area, left a defender or two for dead and found himself in the opposition’s penalty area in a matter of seconds, before crossing in for his team-mate to score.
If you haven’t seen it before, give it a Google!
Reason for joining Arsenal
At 16, Bellerin followed in the footsteps of former Gooner and Barcelona youngster Cesc Fabregas by moving to north London; here is why the defender made the decision:
He told Spanish TV programme Punto Pelota: “I was at home and my father called me to say Arsenal had been on the phone. We decided to go there to see how things are. I hadn’t made up my mind because I’d been at Barcelona all my life so it was very difficult.
“But after evaluating things I decided to join Arsenal. When you want to be a professional you have to look to make your way. And I believe the right path for me was to choose Arsenal.”
“We met Mr Wenger and it went so well . It was all too much for me but I paid full attention to everything he said. When there is a team that guarantees you can play in the first team and above all in the Premier League, then it is very difficult to say no.”
“Mr Wenger was explaining to me how the club was and the project they had prepared for me and above all he wanted to get to know me.”
The guy loves Arsenal like we do!
Okay, Bellerin doesn’t exactly have A.F.C tattooed on his forehead, however, from reading down his Twitter feed, you get the feeling of someone who is very appreciative of where they are.
You can feel the pride when he tweets a picture of him in his Arsenal kit, you can feel his genuine interest when you see the official Arsenal Twitter account tweets that he has retweeted and the family-esque bond he shares with his former and current Arsenal youth players.
Hector’s favourite animal is the tiger as the Spaniard likes its: "hunger."