Héctor Bellerín has always been a fan favourite at Arsenal. From lump sum donations to charitable causes all around the globe, to providing inspirational speeches at universities, the Spaniard has won hearts around the stands of the Emirates Stadium. Now bearing the inaugural armband of captaincy, the left back was seen helping out a young mascot ahead of the 5-5 thriller against Liverpool, by giving his tracksuit jacket to the young kid.
Watch the 24 year old’s affectionate gesture to the youngster, who was shivering from cold in the Anfield stadium tunnel, courtesy to the official Twitter of Amy Lawrence, writer at The Athletic UK.
Captain Hector Bellerin gives his track suit top to the cold mascot. Nice touch. pic.twitter.com/SUl6y6MRKn
— Amy Lawrence (@amylawrence71) October 30, 2019
The Spanish international, who was chosen by Unai Emery to lead the Gunners against Klopp and his team in Today’s face off, was seen bending down to talk to the juveline mascot, and soon after took off his track top and gave it to the kid. What a gentleman.
Starting off in La Masia, Bellerín joined the Arsenal youths in 2001, and was promoted to the senior team in just two years. Since then, he has made 143 appearances for the club, and scored 6 times.
With the ongoing feud between the Spanish gaffer and regular captain Xhaka, fans are already seeing the pacey full back as the newest draftee for the leadership spot.
The Carabao Cup round off 16 face off between the old rivals ended 5 goals each in full time, as the Reds ousted the visitors 5-4 in the penalties.