Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has pledged to plant 3,000 trees to boost the environment for every match Arsenal win between now and the end of the season.
The Spanish international says every time his team wins he will be plant planting trees for remembrance. Bellerin is known for being on the front-line in conserving environment.
“As a child growing up in Barcelona, I spent a lot of my time with my grandad in his garden planting trees and playing in forests. So it’s an issue very close to my heart,” Bellerin said as quoted by Goal.
“When I saw the great work that One Tree Planted do, not just the planting of the trees but within the communities as well, I knew it was something that I wanted to get involved in. I hope that by doing this and using my platform, others will see how important it is to look after our world and donate to a cause which really affects us all.”
Bellerin has been out of field following series of injuries but he is expected to get back in action as the league resumes tonight.
Arsenal will face Manchester City, Brighton, Southampton, Norwich City, Wolverhampton, Leicester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Watford in the rest of the season .
Manager Mikel Arteta’s side will play against Machester City where he spent two seasons as assistant manager. The Gunners will be looking forward to securing a place in next season’s Champions League.
Currently, Arsenal are at position nine with 40 points, eight behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Liverpool tops the league with 82 points followed by defending champions Manchester City, with 57 points.