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Club as Player Arsenal FC

2018 03 31 Retrieve

[Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin discusses his move to a vegan diet] It doesn’t just make a difference to your body, but I strongly believe that what we do to the earth, we get it paid back. I was waking up in the morning with so much energy, whereas before I used to be that person that would snooze the alarm​ five times before I got out of bed. As a professional athlete you have to be very, almost technical with what you eat and make sure your intakes are on point every day

2018 09 08 Retrieve

[Hector Bellerin reveals anti-gay abuse] Most of the abuse is online, but you hear it in the stadium too. People have called me ‘lesbian’ for growing my hair. There are other kinds of homophobic insults. I have learned to grow a thick skin but it can affect you. Every now and again, you get a bit of self-doubt

The problem is that people have an idea of what a footballer should look like, how they should behave, what they should talk about. You act a little differently and you become a target. There is pressure to conform. This is very dangerous. In life, you should be allowed to express yourself. People are happier like this

It is impossible that anybody could be openly gay in football. Some fans are not ready. When it happened in rugby with the Welsh player [Gareth Thomas], people respected the situation. The fans respected his decision. In football, the culture is different. It can be very personal, very nasty, particularly for players from the opposition team

2018 09 09 Retrieve

[Bellerin opens up on fan abuse] It can get very abusive. Most of the abuse is online, but you hear it in the stadium too. People have called me ‘lesbian’ for growing my hair. There are other kinds of homophobic insults. I have learnt to grow a thick skin but it can affect you. Every now again you get a bit of self-doubt.

The problem is that people have an idea of what a footballer should look like, how they should behave, what they should talk about. If you act a little differently you become a target. There is pressure to conform. This is very dangerous. In life, you should be allowed to express yourself. People are happier like this.

It’s impossible that anybody could be openly gay in football. Some fans are not ready. When it happened in rugby with the Welsh player [Gareth Thomas], people respected the situation. The fans respected his decision. In football, the culture is different. It can be very personal, very nasty, particularly for players from the opposition team. People should be able to express themselves without feeling threatened. That is true in football, but also in life. I don’t know why people are so angry when someone wants to be a bit different. So long as nobody is being harmed, what’s the problem?

2019 06 21 Retrieve

[Bellerin pretty in pink as he takes to the catwalk for Louis Vuitton] I don’t believe that there’s a footballer out there that only thinks about football. I just don’t believe it. People have different passions, people have hobbies, people have lives outside their job, and nowadays it seems like the only thing we are allowed to do is train and play football. Football has always been my number one thing, but I have other things in my life, like fashion, which is something that has always been in my family. When I see people saying things like ‘He just dresses like that because he wants attention

Fashion is something that brought me closer to my family as I grew up. It’s something that was deep inside me, in my roots, and I started taking more interest as I grew older because it reminded me of my mother and my grandmother. It’s not something I take lightly, and I’m going to be open about it

2019 09 21 Retrieve

[Bellerin makes injury comeback for Arsenal U23s against Wolves] After eight long months, I’m finally in the red and white, finally on the pitch. It’s been a tough period, but I’ll be back better than ever, and I can’t wait to be at the Emirates

2019 10 28 Retrieve

[Emery chastised Xhaka in the wake of the game, saying ‘he is wrong’ to react to supporters] We are all humans, we all have emotions, and sometimes it’s not easy dealing with them

2019 11 23 Retrieve

[Unai Emery has five crucial games to save Gunners job] It’s been hard as a player in the dressing room sometimes to deal with these situations

2019 12 05 Retrieve

[Arsenal divided as angry Mesut Ozil appears to yell in the direction of Alexandre Lacazette at the full-time whistle of Brighton loss as struggling Gunners languish in 10th spot following home defeat] I don’t know what to say. I have the feeling that whatever we do it doesn’t come out right. The team gave its best, we created chances, we defended good but it seems like we need so many chances to score and teams score every chance against us. I am lost for words a little bit. Every single player has given 100 per cent. When we go out on to the pitch we want to win and give our best. I feel that our team was full of energy, it’s hard to take. We have to keep going, I am sure 100 per cent that results will come. Football is like life sometimes, you go through ups and downs. I have won trophies here, had good seasons and bad seasons. Freddie has helped the team a lot this week. He has added a lot of energy to the dressing room.

2019 12 06 Retrieve

[David Luiz cost £8 million, but the 32-year-old former Chelsea man has not solidified things at the back. The bottom line is Arsenal spent a small fortune on players who have yet to improve the biggest weakness in the squad. It’s left holdovers such as right-back Hector Bellerin lacking belief] I don’t even know what to say. I have the feeling that whatever we’re doing it just doesn’t come out right

2019 12 06b Retrieve

[Speaking after the game, Spain international Bellerin was seemingly at a loss to explain away his team’s poor results and what they can do to turn things around] I don’t know what to say. I have the feeling that whatever we do it doesn’t come out right. The team gave its best, we created chances, we defended good but it seems like we need so many chances to score and teams score every chance against us. I am lost for words a little bit.

Every single player has given 100 percent. When we go out on to the pitch we want to win and give our best. I feel that our team was full of energy, it’s hard to take. We have to keep going, I am sure 100% that results will come. Football is like life sometimes, you go through ups and downs. I have won trophies here, had good seasons and bad seasons

[Despite the poor result Bellerin was keen to praise the impact Ljungberg has made during his short time in interim charge] Freddie has helped the team a lot this week. He has added a lot of energy to the dressing room.

2020 05 19 Retrieve

[Bellerin keen to follow mentor Arteta by helping next generation of Arsenal stars] I think it’s really important to support young players to be who they are, it can be hard coming into a dressing room when you have senior players questioning why you are doing something or wearing something, but it’s so important that the next generation are true to themselves

If I can help them do that then I am very happy to do so. I was lucky that I had my family around me, my best friend, he’s someone I had known since the start, he was actually the one that told me to start looking at investments and stuff. From the football side, Mikel Arteta when he was at Arsenal as a player would give me financial advice and even life advice

Even then he was showing the leadership qualities back then that makes him a manager. But I feel so, so lucky that everyone around me knew when to stop me doing certain things and were able to have hard conversations with me. If you don’t have people that can be honest with you, then you won’t ever grow as a person. I was very lucky with the people I had around me and it means the world to me to have young players looking up to me in the same way

2020 06 06 Retrieve

[Bellerin made a point of praising both Yedlin and other young footballers who have made a stan in recent weeks, highlighting Borussia Dortmund duo Achraf Hakimi and Jadon Sancho, who displayed ‘Justice for George Floyd’ t-shirts in their side’s 6-1 win over Paderborn, and Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster, who issued a powerful anti-racism message of his own the following day] A lot of people think this is a minorities issues and I want to make it loud and clear that this issues that involves everyone - but if you are silent you are siding with them. It’s important that as white people or people of privilege to do everything we can. Whether that is donating, marching - [which] might not be safe at the moment in this time of coronavirus - or there’s a lot of info out there

Most importantly we have to educate ourselves, to read about it and you shouldn’t have to ask black people to educate you, you should educate yourself. Research, read books. Sometimes we have to accept when you cannot consider yourself racist person but you might say something offensive, you don’t need to prove why you aren’t racist. You need to listen, educate yourself, ask why is this affecting you and start listening to people that’s the only way as privileged white people we can move forward into the goal of equality in all senses. I think it is important for people to do this because the gravity of situation is so big and [it] isn’t a black people or minority problem it involves everyone in society

[Bellerin has long been committed to shining a light on footballer’s exploits off the field] I think it’s really important to support young players to be who they are, it can be hard coming into a dressing room when you have senior players questioning why you are doing something or wearing something but it’s so important that the next generation are true to themselves

[On his conversation with Yedlin] I felt we needed to voice our opinion on the tragic news of George Floyd and the injustice around the world. We as a generation need to make a stance. DeAndre and I obviously had no idea the world would be in this position when we arranged to chat, but I think there’s a lot as society we can do to make sure we are never in this position again