In the face of rumors linking him to some of the biggest clubs in Europe, Arsenal right back Hector Bellerin quickly sought to assure fans that his future lies in north London:
'I left Barca without looking back. I left focused on London and Arsenal and I am really happy there.
'I signed a new deal last year and there's still a lot in front of me.
'It's a club that's forming a great team, with players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
'My future is there and I am happy where I am. A lot of things can happen in football, but I am at Arsenal, giving my all for the club. I am not thinking of going anywhere else.
'After last season and having started to play with the first team at Arsenal, my objective this year was to play as much as possible. And I have to give my thanks to the manager because he's given me a lot of minutes, allowing me to complete my objective.
'It's true that on a club level things aren't going as we wanted and that's complicated things, but personally I am really happy with how things are going. I'm completing my objectives and now I have to aspire to more and want more - that's how things progress.'
The 21 year-old former La Masia product and first-choice right back for Arsene Wenger (who will also go into next season with the coveted EPL Home Grown designation) has been linked with moves ranging from domestic rivals such as Manchester City, Manchester United, and Chelsea, to European giants like Bayern Munich, PSG, and his boyhood club, Barcelona.
However, a move away looks extremely slim after these very pointed and direct comments about where he sees his future.