Arsenal eyeing raid on West Ham for Bellerin replacement

Arsenal are looking at signing Sam Byram from West Ham, should Hector Bellerin decide on a return to Barcelona.

The Spanish right-back has been hugely impressive since breaking into the Gunners first team in December 2014, and was even a late call-up to the Spain international squad for the European Championships this summer.

The 21 year-old was also chosen in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year, his club’s only representative in the selection.

Bellerin has come under praise from former club Barcelona in recent months, and there is believed to be some sort of interest from the Catalan giants in his signature, with Dani Alves set to depart from the club and join Juventus.

The full-back moved to Arsenal from Barca back in 2011 as a 16 year-old, before signing his first ever professional contract two years later.

The Gunners are now claimed to be considering their options in case the 19 year-old does get tempted by the return to Spain, and are eyeing Sam Byram as a possible replacement.

The West Ham defender joined from Leeds in January, but has so far failed to land a regular starting role in his side.

Byram made only four league appearances in the after his move, but has now emerged as a surprise target for Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal do have Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers available as cover for Bellerin, while Mathieu Debuchy is expected to leave the club in the coming window, having lost his place to the Spaniard previously.

Does Byram deserve the supposed interest? Would we even consider the sale of Bellerin?

Tags Arsenal Barcelona Bellerin Byram West Ham


  1. I can’t see how this youngster could replace Bellerin ?
    Does he come with a jet pack? well, his gonna need one ?
    Even though Bellerin has stated that he is happy at Arsenal and that he has no desire to leave, that doesn’t mean that Wenger won’t sell him if a very big offer comes in for him.

    Even though I predicted that we could lose both Bellerin and Sanchez, a few months ago, I certainly hope that this doesn’t happen, now that it is looking more than likely.

    If anyone liked the idea of Lacazette coming to Arsenal, well,
    It’s been reported that he has been left out of Lyon’s new team photo’s, for the new season.

  2. According to the Daily Mail,
    West Ham United are close to signing Arsenal teenager Tyrell Robinson on a two-year-contract. 
    The 18-year-old is a winger who can operate on either flank and is in talks with Slaven Bilic’s men.
    Robinson, who can also play at left-back, featured for Arsenal at Under-21 level last season and scored seven goals for the Under-18’s. 

    The Basildon-born winger is held in high regard by the Arsenal hierarchy, who handed him a professional contract in January 2015.

    Blessed with blistering pace and an abundance of technical ability, Robinson has trained with the Arsenal senior team and was part of the the Under-18 squad that narrowly missed out on a place in the Youth Cup final last season.

    West Ham are eager to bolster their squad this summer as they prepare for European football and their first season at the Olympic Stadium.

    The Hammers are interested in Michy Batshuayi, but the Belgian forward looks set to join Tottenham in the next few days. 

    Isn’t that just f’ ing Great News? ? ? ffs!

  3. It was purely based on the article, every word of it and don’t know where it disappeard to. Only the very last sentence was for a formal celebration that should be put in place by us Gooners now that you heard/read it from me that he’s not going anywhere. Mark my word.

  4. MR.ADMIN, sorry but i am so confused here . it was no that long ago that you guaranteed us on here that hector would not be returning to barcelona . but now you are saying that we are looking for his potential replacement.what is going on here please , can you please put the record straight for those of us who believed you when you stated that hector would not be going to barcelona, clarity please sir .

    1. I personally still don’t think that Bellerin is going anywhere. In fact I am certain!
      But I am afraid it is our job to report EVERY Arsenal story or rumour as they appear.
      Don’t shoot the messenger……

  5. so , mr.admin ,what you are clearly saying now is that you can no longer guarantee that hector will not be moving to barcelona , am i correct ?. if this is the case , you have gone from guaranteeing us that hector would not leave, to believing that he will not move . bit of a movement there sir .but thanks for your clarification , my mind is now at ease , somewhat.

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