Arsenal ‘in the know’ claims leader has wanted Arsenal exit for two years

David Ornstein has claimed that Hector Bellerin has wanted to leave Arsenal for two years now.

The Spanish full-back moved to North London a decade ago, and broke into the first-team thanks to a number of injuries to Mathieu Debuchy, Carl Jenkinson and Nacho Monreal all in a short space of time, and Bellerin never looked back.

The 26 year-old has become an integral part of the playing squad, proving to be a leader despite his relatively young age, and is claimed to have played a key role in helping his side to reduce their wage budget amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

Hector is now claimed to want a new challenge however, and Ornstein insists that he has wanted out for two years.

“Correct me if I’m wrong here, but I feel like Hector Bellerin has been trying to get out of Arsenal for about two years,” pundit Mark Chapman asked on The Athletic’s Football Podcast.

Ornstein responded by saying: “That’s true, you’re right. It hasn’t been sanctioned. He has been deemed too important by the various managers and executives.

“He was also very important in helping the club negotiate player wage cuts, during the outbreak of the pandemic but now I think the penny has dropped in his mind well and truly.

“He wants to go this summer and there is no two ways about it.”

Fans seem calm and almost happy about the idea of letting Bellerin go also, with his importance on the pitch having dwindled in recent seasons, but at present we are yet to find a new home for him, and he could well end up staying beyond the August 31 deadline.


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  1. “He has been deemed too important by the various managers and executives”…enough said about the state of this “professional” franchise

    1. HEAR HEAR! Any person, whether manager or fan who wishes either Bellerin or Xhaka , or worse still BOTH, to stay has lost my support and respect for their judgement.

      If I had the power to decide I would have sold both Bellerin and Xhaka after merely weeks, not even months, of first seeing them play.

      One had pace, back then, but was and remained a useless defender ; the other had only height and strength and nothing more of any use at all.

      What constantly holds us back and has done for a decade at least is the idiocy of keeping clearly way sub par players in the squad and team , INSTEAD of getting them out!

      NOW, in this new impoverished Covid world, we are too late and are stuck with them all, not just these two but many others as well. In football as in life , you reap what you sow and if you sow badly, then you reap badly.

  2. Bellerin is less easy to replace than Arsenal fans imagine. He’s had many great games and helped us win cups. Unless we find another internal youth option with pace and a cool head (this guy basically never gets carded) we’ll have to spend 50 million to get equivalent quality.

  3. My team for Sunday if no one returns 3412
    White holding Tierney
    AMN Lokonga Xhaka Saka
    Balogun Martinelli

    Subs: Runarsson, Chambers, Mari, Bellerin, Cedric, Elneny, Tavares, Nelson, Pepe

    If fit Laca and Auba come in up top
    When fit Partey and Gabriel come in for Lokonga and Holding

  4. It is a mistake to for any club to try and keep “want away” players. If Hector Bellerin doesn’t want to play for Arsenal, then sell him to the highest bidder. Arsenal needs to retain or bring in players who want to play for the Club.

  5. Any player that has a dip in form for over 6 months should be put up for sale in my opinion. Actually, over 6 month can’t even be called a dip, there’s clearly something going on that’s making the player unsettled/unhappy.

    Yes things happen in personal lives that we don’t know about but you still need to perform at an adequate level for your wages. Just like all of us have to do in our own jobs, we get a week or two to deal with whatever then need to get back up to speed.

    1. 6months?
      I believe you’re kidding right?
      Have you never heard of one Eden Hazard who was out of form for a whole season at Chelsea and Chelsea was only helped by the form of Willian that season?
      If Chelsea had sell Hazard as you claim, I believe they won’t have win the League the following season.

      Ronaldo at Juventus in his first season?
      Puyol off in a whole season and he’s the best defender in the clear all the trophy winning in the following season

      You must be joking anyway.

  6. Seems like Ödegaard is happening. Fee to be less than £30 millions.

    At least we didn’t overpay like we always do.

  7. It’s obvious his mind isn’t here, maybe that explains his drastic drop in form. Because it seems weird to me, Bellerin isn’t as bad as what I saw last season

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