Pique set to tap up Gunners star?
There are concerns that after what was generally a disappointing season for the Gunners, that a few of the club’s biggest stars are reportedly considering their future’s at the club.
Both Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil still haven’t been tied down to new long term contracts, which is certainly feeding the rumour mill for Arsenal fans at the moment. Whilst they may be considering their future’s with Arsenal football club, another player that could be joining them in that thought is right-back Hector Bellerin.
Bellerin has been pushed right up the ladder at Arsenal and has risen to become one of the first names on the team sheet. There is no consideration needed when deciding the club’s best right back, as Bellerin clearly has it nailed down. However such has been his rapid rise to fame, it comes as no real surprise to hear that his former employers, FC Barcelona, are now swooping around like hawks waiting to pounce.
After it was announced that Bellerin would be going to this summer’s European Championships in France, Arsenal fans were both pleased and concerned for the youngster. Of course fans alike are pleased to see such a young gunner playing a role in the current European Champion’s team. However, it also brings back concerning memories of Cesc Fabregas, who was previously ‘tapped up’ by his Spanish teammates that were affiliated with Barcelona.
Namely one of the players that had reportedly ‘tapped up’ Cesc before his move to the Spanish champions, was Barcelona centre back Gerard Pique. According to Spanish media outlet ‘Sport’, the defender may well again set his sights on trying to convince an Arsenal star to return to their former home, this time the player being Hector Bellerin.
Although Bellerin has already suggested that he is more than happy at the Emirates and that he now has his entire life in England, Arsenal fans still have every right to be concerned that their upcoming Gunner may be turned by the fame, glamour and ambition that playing for Barcelona brings.
Personally I fully expect the 21 year old to still be at the Emirates come next season, however to say that we will be able to fend off his former club forever is certainly not for definite and it remains to be seen just how long we can keep Barca from getting their man, like they always seem to do.