Arsenal angered as Man City interest turns key star’s head

Manchester City are claimed to have shown interest in Hector Bellerin, hampering Arsenal contract extension talks.

The Gunners agreed to give the Spain international a new bumper contract in April, but talks have stalled since the Sky Blues showed an interest late into last season.

Arsenal are claimed to have contacted City chief Txiki Begiristain to emphatically deny the potential availability of their defender, who earned a place in the PFA Team of the Year for last season.

The 21 year-old is under contract until 2019, having signed a new deal only 12 months ago, and a one-year extension looked certain to be signed with an increased pay package, but an agreement is yet to be had.

Barcelona are also believed to have shown an interest in signing their former youth product, and they were also rebuffed in their attempts to re-sign him.

Bellerin is well known to the current set-up at the Etihad, with former Barca manager and chief exexutive Pep Guardiola and Begiristain having joined the club in recent years.

The Spanish boss is believed to be keen on bolstering his options at right-back, with both Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta in the latter stages of their footballing careers.

The Arsenal full-back is now claimed to have had his head turned by the potential interest, leaving our club left frustrated as they looked to try and tie the key first-team star down to a new contract.

Hopefully all this kerfuffle will blow over before the season kicks off, and we can concentrate on doing our talking on the football pitch.

Is there a fee you would accept for Bellerin? If he refused a new deal, should we accept his wish to leave?

Tags Arsenal Barcelona Bellerin Man City


  1. This is what you expect from girlcity.. the sc*m that they are. their new manager is no better.

    1. Why to blame City. Every team and their manager wants to win trophies and they want best players in every position.
      I will not blame Bellerin or any other Arsenal player if they leave and join any other club including our rivals and will not call them traitor as they also have ambition to win trophies.

      If we don’t sign CF and CB then I am sure next season many players including Sanchez and Ozil will look for other club so instead of blaming other clubs, Wenger should better sign good players and show real intent of winning PL. If not then I hope this is his last year as manager for Arsenal.

  2. Are we surprised that clubs with ambition like Barcelona and Man City are after Bellerin?it’s a sad state of affairs at Arsenal we should be buying better players to keep the top players like Sanchez happy at the club!

  3. He’s probably the best right back in the EPL and can still grow to be one of the best in the world, i personally don’t want Bellerin to leave as he will be very hard for us to replace and if City REALLY wants him like the article claims ,they should be able to cough out 40-50 million pounds, i think that will be a very good business otherwise they should F*** off

  4. Who’s your source? this site is rubbish I can’t wait for the season to start so I won’t be scraping the barrell to get my football fix!

  5. The best way to keep him at the club:
    1) make proper signings to show him that the squad is getting better & more competitive
    2) it is getting better for one objective only, winning major trophies (Premier league, Champions league)
    3) extend Özil & Sanchez contract to show how viable the project is
    Xhaka is a great signing but he alone can’t fix our issues that have hampered our campaigns specially in the last 2 seasons. Our weaknesses are clear as day and the comments & actions shown by Wenger & Ivan is only making the situation worse.
    We’re suppose to walk into the season beaming with excitement but instead we’re all pretty much frustrated & with deja vu feelings. Man U, Chelsea & City have done what they always but guess what only one signing cost more than 40 millions pounds alone (Michy at CFC). So saying they’re not out there or we’re willing to spend doesn’t help if nothing is done! There are options out there. The market is inflated there’s no way around it when you want to buy class & great players.

  6. I’m not at all surprised by this.

    City have aging RB’s
    They just got the best Spanish manager out there,
    Arteta just joined their coaching staff and he’s Spanish and has first hand experience with Bellerin who is also now a full Spanish International!!!

  7. Anybody want to talk about the game with Lenz. What did we learn about our team, anything? I felt that Jeff showed some bright spots and may be on 1st team by December. Ox looked like he has a point to make , which is a good thing. Same old Theo, hasn’t learned anything.. Chambers needs to go on loan. Need a Striker, there is no help in this area from the youngsters. Gnabry showed some promise, I guess he is not going to the olympics. Need a striker. All in all, nothing to get excited about. Next week against MLS all stars will be tougher.

  8. If this is true…

    I am not surprised. If Mr Wenger & Co showed more ambition and actually brought players that inspire and consistently preform very well, then our key players (like Bellerin) heads would be a lot harder to turn. It’s this uncertainty that Arsenal currently reeks off, and when you have people like Ivan Gazidis making the type of comments he made the other day that drains your confidence of Arsenal being able to mount a serious challenge for any silverware.

    If I was the manager, I would not sell unless they offer something so ridiculous that I would be sectioned for refusing…

    If I was Bellerin, I would seek assurances from Arsene about the direction and ambition of Arsenal, and if it doesn’t not include mounting a serious challenge for silverware (which should include the purchase of a world class striker, attacking right wing midfielder, and central defender), then I would be speaking with my family and agent about moving to another club that matches my ambitions..

  9. I was searching fr Bellerin’s salary
    And several sites said £10,000 per week
    That can’t be correct, right?

    Monreal, Paulista make £50,000 per week

    I can’t believe Bellerin make only £10,000
    If they haven’t already raise the salary to at least Monreal’s level if not Mert/Koscielny

  10. heh…..kerfuffle….

    But yeah, keeping Bellerin needs to be a very high priority. I wouldn’t read too much into it as I am sure his agent just wants to increase Arsenal’s offer. That’s his job.

  11. I always thought that there was just a small part in our team we need to fix but after yesterday s match I now realuse how wrong I was.
    First debuchy and theo need to be savked totally overpaid.
    chambers is not at all convincing in any way
    Mertesacker is already aged and needs to be replaced.
    El neny and coquelin are not who i thought they were.
    Still have some way before they can be called brilliant players.And performances like these are not gonna get coquelin an international callup.
    akpom is light years before he can be regarded to be first team.

    But shoutouts to jeff and iwobi.
    The only players who deserve a mention.
    We are alarmingly out of depth so I dont know what to make of the liverpool game

  12. Just seen the state of the Juventus squad for next season, why can’t we have ambition like these big clubs, we have the history, the money to build something yet we sit here and wait for something to come to us, it ain’t happening. We are going to get overtaken with the money involved now. We need to act, stand up for what you aspire to achieve. KroenkeOut

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