This is not a done deal yet Arsenal fans, by any means, but I have to say that things do not look good for the Gunners on the issue of our Spanish international star Hector Bellerin, with the rumours from Catalonia in Spain that the new manager of Barcelona has identified our right back as his priority transfer target for the summer.
The Mirror reports that Ernesto Valverde is ready to make a £45 million bid for Bellerin and I can well believe it as the Barca fans will be demanding better after their side were beaten to the Spanish La Liga title by fierce rivals Real Madrid, who then went on to secure a record 12th European cup by beating Juventus in the Champions League final.
The outgoing manager Luis Enrique did end up with the Copa Del Rey but that will not do for the demanding Nou Camp fans and the Catalan press have been saying that the loss of Dani Alves was a major factor in their disappointing campaign, with Sergi Roberto seen as a second rate replacement.
Even worse news for Arsenal is that Bellerin has hinted that he is ready to return to his boyhood club and if that is the case I think we should get ready to say Adios, but how would Arsene Wenger cope with the loss of this talented and influential star?
Gooners will hope that he invests the money back into the squad wisely, of course, but there are also options already there. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, for instance, was very impressive in the right wing back role when the boss went to a back three formation.
We also have Rob holding and Calum Chambers who are both great prospects and have both played at right back as well as in the centre of defence. However I do feel that Arsenal will still use a back four at times and if so I think we need a top quality right back. Who do you think it could be?