We need to hope that the Arsenal and Spanish international star Hector Bellerin meant what he said recently when the Arsenal transfer rumours linking him with a possible return to his former club Barcelona started popping up in the football press once again.
Those reports may well have come up again as the two clubs were set to meet in the Champions League knockout phase and the talented young right back made himself a firm favourite with the Arsenal fans with some very favourable words about the club and a declaration that he was very happy here and had not plans to move on.
According to The Sun, though, the resolve of the players as well as that of Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board could be sorely tested this summer and not just from Barcelona either.
Apparently the news from the Spanish media is that Arsenal face very strong transfer interest in Bellerin from Pep Guardiola’s current club Bayern Munich and the one he is moving to Man City. Carlo Ancelotti is supposedly set to replace the Spanish manager at the German champions this summer and along with Guardiola the Italian is one of the most highly respected bosses in the business.
And those are three of the biggest and most successful clubs around with some serious spending power to boot, so will Arsenal be able to fend off their interest in one of our best players?