Right from the time a removal van was spotted outside the home of the Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin, there has been intense speculation over his future at Arsenal. The latest revelation in the story has been made by Bellerin’s good friend and ex-teammate Denis Suarez, who claims that the Gunners’ star is torn over moving back to Barcelona.
Speaking to Catalunya Radio, Suarez said: “I have spoken with him, and on the one hand he’s keen to come and on the other he feels tied to Arsenal – I hope he can come.”
Well, I must admit, I’m very surprised that Hector is even considering going back to the Nou Camp. Of course, interest from the mighty Catalans can turn any footballer’s head but what surprises me is that this is a player who very recently pledged his future to Arsenal by signing a six-year deal, and the Spaniard even stated that his intention on signing the long-term deal was to stay at Arsenal for a long, long time.
Apart from this, he had also mentioned that if the Catalan giants were to ever call him again, he would not answer the call. But unfotunatelyfor Arsenal fans, it appears that in Hector’s world, six months is a long enough time to have a complete change of heart. While it may be justified by the fact that Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League, let’s not forget that Bellerin himself had a very poor campaign and was part of that failure.
But thankfully, Bellerin is not an irreplacaeble member of the team like Alexis. Considering the fact that he has more than five years to run on his current deal, I think Arsenal could let him go for a fee in the region of £50 million and move in for Djibril Sidibe, if indeed he decides to leave. But quite honestly, I’d be disappointed to see Hector follow in the footsteps of Fabregas.