Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin says goodbye to speedster rival Theo Walcott

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin sends classy, personalised farewell to Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott and Hector Bellerin race (Picture: Getty)

Hector Bellerin has become one of the first Arsenal player to bid farewell to Theo Walcott.

The attacker completed a £20million transfer to Everton on Wednesday and has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Toffees.

Walcott’s departure brings an end to a 12-year stay at Arsenal which included 100 goals and two FA Cups.

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Bellerin and Walcott were famed as Arsenal’s speedsters with both players boasting impressive pace.

And with Walcott and the defender enjoying a special, friendly rivalry together at Arsenal, Bellerin put his own spin on his goodbye to his former team-mate.

He said: ‘Best of luck on your new journey Theo Walcott! Gonna miss all those pre-season races.’

Theo Walcott in an Everton shirt
Walcott is now an Everton shirt player (Picture: Everton)
Theo Walcott hugs Hector Bellerin
(Picture: Getty)

Walcott decided to end his spell at the Emirates after failing to make a single Premier League start this season.

Despite having a close relationship with manager Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal boss agreed to sell Walcott in a bid to boost his World Cup chances.

Walcott is the second big signing of Sam Allardyce’s reign at Everton and follows £27m striker Cenk Tosun through the door at Goodison Park.

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