Bellerin on why he couldn’t be arsed to high-five Alexis at Palace


At this point, we’re not sure anybody really cares whether or not certain Arsenal players chose not to celebrate Alexis Sanchez’s goal at Crystal Palace back in December.

We’re not even sure we cared at the time.

That said, having been asked about the situation at the Oxford Union last, Hector Bellerin gave his take on why he didn’t bother congratulating his teammate at Selhurst Park and how the striker’s demanding nature sometimes roughed people up the wrong way at London Colney.

“[He is] one of the best in the Premier League, for sure, but he is a player who always wants to win,” Bellerin explained. “He demands from everyone, sometimes it can be too much.

“The great thing is he wants to win, to give 100 per cent.

“This season maybe things weren’t going as well for him but I truly believe he was giving 100 per cent.”

“There was one game against Crystal Palace,” he continued. “We celebrated a goal and some of the players went I stayed back, I was talking to Calum Chambers because there was some tactical stuff.

“For me that was more important than celebrating the goal.”

So there you go. As you were.

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