ARSENAL defender Hector Bellerin will be taking a close interest in the goings-on at the New Lawn this weekend.

The Spaniard recently became the second-largest shareholder in Forest Green behind chairman Dale Vince.

Bellerin was keen to get involved with the world’s most environmentally sustainable football club.

Having recently pledged to make sure 3,000 trees were planted in the Amazon rainforest every time Arsenal win, the 25-year-old wanted to join the green revolution in Gloucestershire.

He said: “It’s important that I invest in things I am passionate about -- and I’m excited to help push football into having a sustainable future.”

Forest Green, who were promoted to the EFL in 2017, have never been your conventional league club. Under the ownership of former New Age traveller Vince, now a very successful green energy industrialist, they are proud to stand out from the pack.

The eco-aware club have a new carbon-neutral stadium on its way and would love to move in as League One natives.

Boss Mark Cooper’s young squad has cranked up the experience levels over the summer.

Goalkeeper Luke McGee, who spent the curtailed second half of last season on loan at the Bantams, joined after his release from Portsmouth.

Wimbledon’s former Bristol City winger Scott Wagstaff, Jordan Moore-Taylor from MK Dons and Grimsby’s Elliot Whitehouse have also been added to a team that fell away from the promotion picture from Christmas just like City.

And they've got 6ft 4in target man Jamille Matt from Newport, who will give Stuart McCall’s defence a physical test.

Cooper is under pressure to get Rovers back into the mix this season and they certainly began the new campaign in the perfect fashion with last week's 1-0 win at Bolton. Cooper said: “It puts a marker down winning at one of the favourites.”