Arsenal is battling Everton for Bellerin’s replacement

Arsenal is keen on making Emerson Royal the replacement for Hector Bellerin in the summer.

Bellerin is reportedly leaving the Emirates after a decade as he looks for a new challenge.

The Spaniard is no longer an undisputed starter under Mikel Arteta and he has interest from the likes of Barcelona and PSG.

The Gunners will cash in on him if the right offer arrives with the 26-year-old already entering the final two years of his current deal.

Emerson has been chosen as the man to replace him.

The Brazilian has spent the last two seasons at Real Betis who co-owns him with Barcelona.

He would start preseason preparations with Barca this summer and Sports says he hopes to impress the Catalans enough to retain him.

However, if they decided to stick with Sergino Dest as the first choice, then he would ask to leave them.

He has interest from Spanish teams, but the report says he has an eye on the Premier League and he would accept an offer from a team in the competition before anyone else.

But Arsenal isn’t the only Premier League team looking to sign him with the report claiming that Everton also has a strong interest in his signature.

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9 Comments

  1. Skills1000 says:

    I think we already have Bellerin’s replacement in Cedric and Chambers.

    We rather need Arteta’s replacement.

    We have to have the ruthlessness Chelsea has. they replaced Lampard, a true Legend with Tuchel.
    Arteta should get the sack as soon as the season ends.
    That is the only way to make progess.

    If Arteta is still the manager next season, then we can say goodbye to a top6 finish

    1. lugdush says:

      But who can replace him? I mean, I’m sure many can do better, but who Is avalabable to be the future, to compete not for top 4 but for the title…i think we are late again and we should have gone for tuchel or nagelsmann…but we are allways a step behind, like when we were late for going for Klopp and keep with Arsene…
      Maybe we should go for bielsa to make better our team AND arteta as a second to learn from Marcelo…thats what we should have done if se were ambitious…but again, too late and arteta would not want to be a second again

      1. Skills1000 says:

        We should go for the atalanta manager, Gian Piero Gasperini. we need a manager who is older, experienced and can sort out our leaky defense. Atalanta are second in serie A presently.

        They won 23 games, drew 9 and lost 5. They scored 90 goals(the highest in serie A this season) and conceeded 45. That is the
        manager we need. The Arteta experiment should end this weekend. I say it again, If Arteta is the manager next season, We should forget about a top 4 finish.

        1. Marty says:

          I think you are flogging a dead horse here, I think it’s pretty obvious Atreta will be here next season. I understand the clamour for Arteta to go but whoever comes in will say they need time to turn things around, will our fanbase give him that ?
          Incidentally quite a few on here were wishing we had got Ancelloti, the way Everton play after going a goal up is similar to the way we play, sideways, backwards, keep posession, so not really any better.

          1. Skills1000 says:

            I understand your point really. That europa league exit still hurts. It was a painful loss. It summarises everything about the team. They only perform when there is no expectation to win.

            We have a manager who plays Saka at right back, left back, right wing back, and left wing back positions. He basically overplayed Saka till he looked worn out

            We are talking about a manager who would rather play Xhaka at left back than play Cedric in a crucial game(Partey was overwhelmed in the midfield, there was no support)

            We are also talking about a manager who decided to play a false 9 away at Villareal when Martinelli and Aubameyang were fit.

            Man city
            Liverpool
            Chelsea
            Man United
            Leicester City

            I dont think Arteta will finish above any of them next season.

            The team mentality is very weak. A new manager is needed.

            I wanted Arteta to succeed. But from what I have seen, he cant so more than what he is doing presently.

            It sucks competing for 8th position with the likes of Everton, aston villa and westham.

        2. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

          A good coach if available.

        3. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

          Spot on Skills….I’ve been throwing out his name for quite some time…his footballing philosophy is inventive and expansive, yet he’s not so stubborn that he won’t make tactical adjustments depending on his opponents strengths and weaknesses; not to mention, our current roster is somewhat readymade for just such a transition…maybe he would even bring a few valuable pieces with him, like Gosens, Ilicic, Malinovskyi, Hateboer, Zapata and even Muriel…he definitely wouldn’t stand for any divisive locker room hijinks, which was clear when he sent Papu Gomez packing in January, even though he had 2-3 glorious seasons with the armband no less…he likewise ticks all the Arsenal boxes, including how he’s conducted himself from both a financial and recruitment perspective…I would be ecstatic to see him take the helm

  2. Raghav says:

    Surely neither of Cedric or Chambers are good enough to be regular starters. Yes, we need to replace Arteta, but we also need to bring in a top quality right back

  3. John says:

    Arteta is not our problem we need summer spending to improve our team have trust on him that with overhall next season we shall be on top four

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