Arsenal man will wait for his preferred suitor no matter how long it takes

Hector Bellerin is holding out for a return to Real Betis despite interest from other clubs.

The full-back spent the last campaign on loan at the Spanish club, and it was a very successful season.

Ideally, that should help Arsenal auction him and make some good money from his sale.

Betis wants him back, but they cannot meet Arsenal’s asking price, neither can they continue paying his current wages.

This has been a problem, yet Bellerin has insisted he will only leave the Emirates to return to the Seville club.

Marca reports that he will keep training with the Gunners in preseason, while ignoring the interest of other suitors.

His hope is that Betis will put their financial house in order and raise enough cash to come back for him.

No matter how long it takes, he will wait because a return to the Benito Villamarín Stadium is what he wants.

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Bellerin is clearly in the mood to spoil our plans to make as much money from his sale as possible.

The defender has been at the Emirates for over a decade, and he should want to do things in a better way.

But we cannot force him to join another club against his wish, which means we might eventually settle for whatever Betis can offer to us.

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  1. “He should want to do things in a better way”?
    What exactly should he do?
    He has a year left on his legally binding contract and has been told he is no longer wanted by the club.
    He has always been a model professional and never caused the club any problems.
    The major injury he sustained while playing for the club has seen him unable to return to the form that has kept him at the club for, I believe, eleven years.
    The club sent him out on loan, where he performed in such a way, the loan club want him to stay, but they cannot afford him.
    That’s where he wants to end his career it seems, so he has decided to honour his contract and stay at the club, being the professional player he has always been.
    The fact that the club do not want his services now, is not Hector’s decision and I am sure he will make himself available, remain fully fit and be prepared to give his all for the club he has served so well.

    The club value him at xxx and they should not be blackmailed by Real Betis and use Hector in whatever way they see as helping the club.
    After all, they are paying his salary… and I fully expect Hector to act accordingly.

    1. Well said Ken.

      Forgive me if I’m wrong, but isn’t he our longest serving player?

      I would give him to Betis just for loyalty, so any money for a player that has shown allegiance through all the ups and downs we have been through deserves his final career wishes. Also he has always been a model professional representing Arsenal Football Club.

      Personally I would keep him in the fold. Another season of Cedric as right back might drive me totally insane.

        1. I think we seem to be on the same page Ken on most of our comments.

          Can I also add that it has become apparent that any player that plays with the word ‘defense’ for Arsenal in their title always seems to always have a long term injury? This seems to be going on for years… I suppose when AW decided to stop power and pace and resort to intricate horse shoe passing that he expected them to also supply an attacking threat? So it just burned them out.

          Scarily, what I am witnessing is that MA is following suit which got AW out, but with a smaller and inexperienced squad. So it could explain Partey, Tesco and Tommy over doing it when they needed more support.

          No wonder players think twice before joining. IJS

          1. The only one from last season without a prolonged injury was Gabriel I believe NB, so your thoughts are well thought out.
            That’s why Saliba and Martinez will be so important for next season and I really hope AMN can get his head sorted, because he would be an excellent squad man.

            1. Personally, AMN is an essential to our squad just because of his versatility. I would prefer him to push for a first team place because he has the talent I haven’t seen for a very long time.

              I agree though, he needs to sort his head out and establish his actual position otherwise he will end up like a journey man.

              Ironically, I don’t believe that MA has given up on him. But, he needs to dictate what he wants to do and not be a player that fits square pegs into round holes. If he can do that then I think you will see once potential, and then a fully rounded player.

              But I suppose it is up to him?

    1. Could be Davi and I’m waiting for certain people to turn against him just as they did with Koscielny.

  2. Neither White nor Holding were out for long with injuries last season and thankfully the much maligned Cedric stepped in for Tomi and personally I thought he did reasonably well apart from his poor showing against Spurs.So now we have 3 to back up Tomi, if we include AMN, and, unfortunately not one of that trio are of the quality we need imo.

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