Hector Bellerin has dropped a huge hint over his Arsenal future in a video which accidentally unveiled the Gunners’ new home kit.
Arsenal kit makers Adidas appeared to accidentally launch a promotional video on their YouTube account, seemingly doing so before the official launch which has been scheduled for July 1.
The post was quickly deleted, but not before it went viral on Twitter, with Arsenal fans liking the new strip that comes as part of a £300m deal with Adidas.
The video features club legends Ian Wright and Tony Adams plus a host of current Arsenal players, as Wrighty waxes lyrical on what it means to be a part of North London.
And in the video, Bellerin sends a clear message over his commitment to Arsenal, saying in a mocked-up press conference: “What can I say man, North London is home”.
Spanish right-back Bellerin is recovering from knee surgery and is expected to miss the first few weeks of the new season.
While Arsenal are already believed to have had two bids for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney rejected, Bellerin’s injury situation has has led to suggestions Gunners boss Unai Emery will try and sign another right-back this summer.
But Bellerin’s comments indicate that the 24-year-old clearly still sees his future as Arsenal’s first-choice right-back.
The accidentally leaked video features several first-team stars including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alex Iwobi and current captain Laurent Koscielny.
Actor Idrisa Elba, an Arsenal fan, was also among the familiar faces to play a cameo role.
The Gunners have agreed a new blockbuster deal with Adidas after their agreement with Puma came to an end following the conclusion of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
The five-year deal is worth around £60m-per-season to Arsenal, whose kit was made by Adidas in the early 1990s.
The classy red and white strip has plenty of similarities to those worn during the early days of the Premier League, with a white round-neck collar.
The sleeves are in red and white and complete with the Fly Emirates sponsor.