Hector Bellerin hits London Fashion week as he takes in catwalk show while his Arsenal team-mates are beating Blackpool in FA Cup third round
- Hector Bellerin spent Saturday attending an event at London Fashion Week
- His Arsenal team-mates meanwhile, were busy beating Blackpool in the FA Cup
- The Spaniard donned a characteristically eccentric look and posed with a model
- He is nursing a calf injury and isn’t expected to return to action until next week
Hector Bellerin spent the day taking in the Liam Hodges show during London Fashion Week on Saturday while his Arsenal team-mates were busy beating Blackpool to ensure a spot in the next round of the FA Cup.
The defender has developed a reputation as somewhat of an eyebrow raiser with his maverick fashion sense and is well known for his love for clothing.
Saturday was no different as Bellerin donned an eccentric look as he attended the catwalk show in Covent Garden at London Fashion Week – which he has attended for the past three January’s – and posed a picture with model Leo Mandella.
Hector Bellerin spent Saturday attending the Liam Hodges show during London Fashion Week
The Arsenal defender donned an extravagant look and posed with model Leo Mandella (left)
Bellerin has been discussing his passion for fashion openly recently and told Mundial: ‘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”, it hurts a little more.
Bellerin is well known for his love of fashion and regularly wears vibrant outfits out and about
The Spaniard attended last January’s Fashion Week event in Zimmermann silk pyjamas
‘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.’
The Spaniard, who has now missed Arsenal’s previous six matches, is still nursing a calf strain he picked up last month and is not expected back for another week.
He has been making the most of his time off and caught up with former team-mate Serge Gnabry earlier this week as the two took a trip out to the zoo.
Despite his absence at Bloomfield Road, Unai Emery’s young Gunners side managed to breeze past Blackpool without any trouble thanks to a brace from Joe Willock and an Alex Iwobi strike to advance into the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Arsenal beat Blackpool in Bellerin’s absence with Joe Willock grabbing a brace in the 3-0 win