Should Arsenal cash-in on Bellerin as interest grows?

Hector Bellerin is the latest Arsenal player to have his future questioned at present, with Inter Milan believed to be amongst the front runners for his potential capture.

The Spaniard made his breakthrough at Arsenal in 2014 thanks to injuries to first-team options Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers, and has been a key player ever since.

Bellerin has suffered with a number of injuries over the years which has hampered his progress slightly, and has even had to play with niggling injuries this term, but does that mean he isn’t important to Arsenal moving forward?

There is claims that new coach Mikel Arteta is keen to see an inverted-fullback brought in to play at right-back, which may or may not be as an option and not as a preference to Bellerin, but with talk that Inter Milan, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid could bid for him this summer poses the question.

We’ve been made to believe that every Arsenal player has their price, with Gabriel Martinelli and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang even linked with moves this summer, but just how much would be acceptable to take for Bellerin?

FootballFanCast have had the vast majority of fans state that they would accept an offer of £40 Million for the 25 year-old, and that could be a boost to our summer transfer budget.

Bellerin’s injuries have been a real staple in recent seasons, and with Arteta believed to be keen on bringing in an an alternative type of player to the Spaniard may well be enough to convince the club to accept an offer.

Is Bellerin still considered a key player at Arsenal? Is he no longer irreplaceable?

Patrick

Tags Bellerin Inter Milan

9 Comments

  1. A. J says:

    Short and to the point – yes.

  2. Sue says:

    Wow Sky sports are showing 2 hours of Arteta’s Arsenal highlights from 5-7pm!! A lot of the time they only show us if we’ve lost or played terribly but scraped a draw!! So that’ll do nicely!! 👍

    I like Hector, I’d like him to stay…. 40m may be too good to turn down though!

  3. Reggie says:

    I would break your arms off for 20 mil, the guy is so overrated. I have also read his lifestyle is a problem towards his injuries as well. Get him gone!

    1. A J says:

      Reggie.

      Can’t tell you how much I agree with middle of 2nd line.

      Defending – can’t !

      Going forward – “check back” !

      1. A J says:

        Now middle of 1st line i.e. totally …. “overrated” !

  4. towny254 says:

    IS XHAKA IN ARTETA PLANS OR WILL HE BE TRANSFERRED HE IS TOO SLOW

  5. jon fox says:

    Lets get real for goodness sake No club on earth is going to offer anywhere near£40 mill for the sub par Bellerin. We should try to sell him and accept whatevr we get. I HAVE NEVER RATED HIM AT ALL FOR TWO REASONS; THE PRIME ONE IS HE CANNOT DEFEND EFFECTIVELY AT ALL. Secondly, he is hardly ever fit for long. Speed apart, I just don’t see any onfield asset and effectivemess in him at all. I like fullbacks to be able to defend and that is it really. He can’ t, never has been able to , so should go!

  6. ThirdManJW says:

    100% yes! If we look at his entire Arsenal career, he has been poor, and now questions remain over his fitness as well. He’s been back a while now, has looked shocking, and has lost a yard of pace.

    We haven’t had a quality RB since Sagna.

  7. Robert Acedius says:

    Jon is right. Bellerin is a lousy defender. I remember when he was punched out by Marcos Alonso some years ago at Stanford Bridge. Big Al scored just by knocking that little f*rt down to the ground. And the f*rt were leaving on a stretcher. The Blues won the match in the first 15 minutes by scoring thrice. Bellerin have some qualities offensively, but he’s a full back, dammit. A defender, a defender of the club, the batch, the history and the tradition. If we can get £10-15m for him that would be great.

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