Is Bellerin prepared to leave Arsenal for Barcelona?

Hector Bellerin is one of the brightest talents to be on Arsenal’s books right now and he has certainly been one of the better players to have made it from our youth side during Arsene Wenger’s reign.

Now Bellerin of course isn’t Arsenal by blood. He was like a few before him, a product of FC Barcelona, before Wenger brought the player to North London. Bellerin followed in the footsteps of Fabregas and Merida and of course also came with Jon Toral at the same time as his own transfer. There have always been rumours that the player is wanted back by the Spanish giants, but Arsenal have managed to hold off every effort for the player so far!

Barcelona have reportedly been in contact with Arsenal ever since the youngster made the breakthrough a few seasons back. Knowing that regular right back Dani Alves was soon on his way out, they wanted to replace the Brazilian with a player that like Alves, could play the position uncontested for a number of years. Bellerin fit the bill but never returned to Barca; stating that it’s Arsenal whom he holds a loyalty to now, not Barcelona. However, now that Alves has left the club and Barcelona are still on the hunt for a comfortable right back, how does that change things?

Bellerin has stated in the past that although he always dreamed of playing for Barca as a youth, Arsenal gave him the chance to become a professional. As a result he holds a lot of love and loyalty for both Arsenal and Arsene Wenger. Bellerin signed a new contract just last year and he again stated that he was committed to the club. However the Guardian is reporting today that Barcelona remain interested in the Spaniard and now that Wenger may be on his way out, then perhaps Bellerin will also choose to leave the Emirates.

Every time that Bellerin has stated his commitment to the club, I’ve been sure that he is being genuine. You can see how much of a fan of Arsenal he has grown to become and that he holds hope to simply win titles with Arsenal. I understand that he feels loyalty to Arsene Wenger for giving him his chance. But he wouldn’t hold such a devotion, that when Wenger’s does leave, it would mean that Bellerin would consider Barcelona.

This is because by that logic, Bellerin is never going to stick around forever, with Wenger bound to leave at some point of the Spaniard’s career, even if it’s not necessarily this summer.



  1. bran99 says:

    the kid has grown now, he do wants to leave but how? now he has the reason

  2. Pablo Picaso says:

    Whether Wenger stays or leaves slap an 80mil price tag on him if they really want him or let them send Suarez the other way.

    We cant let one of the most promising RB’s in the world leave in a small deal. Granted we have benefited from doing business with Barca on Fab and Bellerin, they have scooped 3 of our sitting captains in TH14 / Fab / and the injured Vaminator, they also got a very good Hleb and Song so we can see who the ultimate winner has been in this race.

    Bellerin stays!!!

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      Nicely painted mate ?
      But BellEndIn has already stated that he would seriously consider joining Barcelona if Wenger leaves in the summer.
      It’s safe to say that the majority of our star players feel the same way.
      Which makes no sense as none of them seem to bust a gut for the old man,on the pitch. ?

      1. Pablo Picaso says:

        All these players sticking around because of Wenger know that under another manager he might not be so patient with them. Maybe this is exactly what we need, a whole new Arsenal with fresh players, fresh manager and technical staff to build on what Wenger has built.

        There certainly is life after Wenger and his boys.

      2. highbury44 says:

        That’s just it.They are all happy to do as little as possible and under Wenger that’s what they can get away with

  3. Twig says:

    Many of our players are here because of Wenger. I imagine if Wenger leaves, many of the players like Ozil, Bellerin, Giroud, Koscielny might leave as well.

  4. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Alexis Sanchez has informed Arsenal that he wants to join Real Madrid in the summer according to Don Balon. The Spanish publication report that the Chilean held talks with the club after the humiliation at Bayern Munich last week.

    Wenger is looking to raid Monaco in the summer, for two of their highly rated youngsters, It could cost £100 million for the pair with add on’s.
    So It seems as if he isn’t going to leave then??

    1. Pablo Picaso says:

      Fatboy bad move from Alexis in my opinion if the story is true.

      I don’t think he suits the Madrid style of play plus been an ex Barca player his family will quickly been unsettled their. On top of that from been the main man at Arsenal to been the 6th or 7th most loved player (behind of course CR7, Bale, Benzema, Modric, Kross, their Spanish sweethearts Morata, Isco and the new young winger). Bayern or Juve would be a better deal for him.

      As a last act Wenger should help us bring in those Monaco youngsters granted Mbappe is one of them, then Wenger can say goodbye.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        He suits the style of play alright, there’s not a team in the world that couldn’t put his abilities to good use. Benzema, Alexis blow him out of the water. Morata, sure they want rid. You are right about big fish at Arsenal. However I feel Alexis’s emotions betrayed allot during that CL game. I spoke to a Leeds fan, he’s a good dude, and he has a soft spot for Arsenal but he said as a neutral he thought it was disgraceful behavior.

  5. Break-on-through says:

    I reckon it wont be til next season is over that he might consider moving. Alexis and Bellerin will not be sold in the same window. He has a contract and I’m sure he’d understand why we couldn’t allow that to happen.

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