The upcoming summer transfer window will be a very interesting one for Arsenal. The Gunners have a lot to do – both in terms of incomings and potential player sales.
All the focus will be on the players Mikel Arteta and Edu will try to bring in, but there are plenty of our own who will likely be moved on at the end of this season.
Hector Bellerin is one of them.
The Spaniard is expected by many to leave the Emirates this summer. Bellerin was extremely close to joining PSG last year, but Mikel Arteta convinced him to stay and he did just that.
This summer, things have changed. Bellerin is no longer the first choice at Arsenal. He hasn’t played a single minute in the Premier League since our defeat to Manchester City back in February, and it doesn’t look like he will play a big part in the coming months either.
Calum Chambers has jumped ahead of the former Barcelona man in the pecking order. Cedric Soares, when he isn’t playing at left-back, is arguably ahead of Bellerin as well, which makes thing really difficult for the Spaniard.
Arsenal are expected to move Bellerin on this summer and Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that. He believes that it would be an open race for the full-back, but has claimed that Edu will not offer any discounts to interested parties.
The Insider’s View:
As sad as it would be, it is the right time for Arsenal and Bellerin to part ways.
The Spaniard has been an incredible servant for Arsenal. He has been here for a decade and is one of our most important players on and off the pitch. However, his confidence hasn’t quite been the same since he returned from his terrible knee injury.
With two years left on his contract, Bellerin is worth a lot of money. The 26-year-old will not be short of offers at the end of this season and Arsenal will be hoping to raise as much money as possible through his sale this summer.