What do the fans make of Bellerin asking to leave Arsenal?

Last season, there was much made of the rumours that Barcelona wanted to re-sign the Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, especially as his whole family moved out of his London home en masse to return to Cataluña last winter. As the youngster had recently signed a very long term contract just months before, Arsene Wenger readily dismissed the rumours as just paper speculation.

But it would appear that the rumours were based in fact, as the BBCs David Ornstein revealed yesterday that Bellerin actually asked Wenger if he could move back to Spain this summer but Wenger once again refused to countenance any transfer talks with Barcelona.

Bellerin was brilliant in the right-back position the season before last, but he was not used quite so much by Wenger during the last campaign and after the Barcelona rumours re-emerged, Wenger left the defender on the bench for most of the second half of the season. So the question now arises as to whether Le Prof was punishing him for his disloyalty.

But where does this leave Bellerin now? Will he perform to the best of his ability if played this year and will Wenger now have to consider disposing of Bellerin in the near future if he no longer wants to play for the club? The same question could be asked about Mustafi and Sanchez, who also reportedly asked to leave this summer.

It would that Wenger will have an uphill task to get some of his players motivated this season, as was clearly shown by last week’s horrendous defeat at Liverpool….

What do you think the future holds for Bellerin now?



  1. ArseOverTit says:

    Last one out close the door behind you..

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      No need. Walcott has decided to stay forever

      1. gmv8 says:

        …and Kroenke

        1. gmv8 says:

          although he’s never there …

          1. gmv8 says:

            Although he has said that we should be looking to Leicester for inspiration! And that’s the sort of advice we pay 3.5 million a year for …

      2. ArseOverTit says:

        With Arsene Wonga , Satan Kroenke and Ivan cashneedy

  2. ThirdManJW says:

    So most of our starters don’t want to play for Arsenal, or Wenger, or both. Should be a fun season then!

  3. Sue says:

    What’s happening to our club ☹

    1. ArseOverTit says:

      It’s under the control of money hungry individuals whose only real concern is lining their pockets as much as they can get away with whilst neglecting or damn right ignoring the multitude of issues that surround the football side of the club that are a direct result of the aforementioned greed.

      Our stadium is soulless filled with football tourists and prawn sandwhich eating businessmen. The club just milks people so they have the privilege of watching sham of a football match and to buy merchandise when they should be helping them (where is that class again that is always spoken of?).

      No ambition at board level (well in a footballing sense anyway) has created stagnation from board, through to an outdated and ineffective manager and consequent his players. And here we are, another season of the same old tripe.

      1. Sue says:

        Oh great I’ll probably be sat next to a tourist on Saturday then!

        1. ArseOverTit says:

          Odds are slim against it being a local, even slimmer that it will be Stan Kroenke.

          1. Sue says:

            Haha nice one!

  4. Gelz says:

    He probably has to make his own tea as the canteen staff refuse serve him as well

  5. ks-gunner says:

    Judging from our current situation its obvious that many players want to bail as we have bec a sinking ship, and the captain refuses to take the emergency steps, aye le frog?

    Never buy those little chimps from katalonia, as they are clrearly not made for the long run

  6. Joel says:

    If he wanted to leave and Barcelona were prepared to pay big money for him,then Arsenal should have sold him.Since the middle of last Season his performances have got progressively less impressive..He’s another player who’s mind seems to be elsewhere and another young player who Wenger has struggled to improve year on year.They break through into the team and then “plateau”!…Gibbs,Wilshire,Chesney,Oxlaide,Iwobi,and Chambers.History keeps repeating itself which isn’t really surprising considering the coaching staff that Wenger surrounds himself.Just think about all those past greats who’d love to be involved but as Keown proved…the Manager doesn’t want them to stick their noses where they are not welcome.

    1. Quantic Dream says:

      No I think we should continue to take a firm stance with players…Bellerin is on a 5 year contract, all the power is with the club. If he plays rubbish just to force a move he can be benched and then we will see at the end of 2-3 years on the bench if his attitude will have improved.

  7. AndersS says:

    The thing is, whether it is a young talent or a more established player, you generally want to improve as an individual and to play in a team, where you can challenge for and sometimes win prestigious trophies.
    Unfortunately most players seem to have lost the belief, this can be achieved at Arsenal at the moment. It seems neither neutrals nor most fans believe it either.
    We really need a new manager ASAP

    1. David Rusa says:

      Which are the prestigious cups? How many teams in EPL have ever won them? Let us be realistic here. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain left Arsenal for Liverpool recently. Which prestigious cups has Liverpool won lately? I think Wenger’s fault has been patronising these players and not being hard on them to produce. Unfortunately for Wenger they have repaid his magnanimity with ingratitude!

  8. Vijay says:

    His barca DNA kicked in I guess but he is on a long term contract and we’re in a position to say no to barca. Recent performances makes me feel like we should’ve cashed in on him but would you trust Arsenal to go out sign a replacement? The real question is Bellerin, ozil, Ox, Mustafi, Alexis all wanted out, why keep players who have their heads turned? We can promote players from the academy…oh wait we’re selling talented youngsters too..f*** this club

  9. Ivan says:

    The question to be asked is why is form so dramaticaaly tailed off and what can be done to get it back to what it was.
    Personally I think he, like a lot of other players at Arsenal has very fragile character and he needs to draw strength from others. Unfortunately there are no players in Arsenal who have any strength that he can draw on and clearly the manager and coaching staff are unable to help either.
    He got some dreadful, and unfair, abuse from our fans in the Palace game last season and I think for him that hurt him to the core and is the main reason he wants to go. This is a shame as I think he can be a very good player again if managed correctly.

  10. Ganja says:

    These players want to jump ship when they were a big part of our failures last season and this so far. Wenger is a big culprit as well but these professional athletes on massive wages owe it to the fans to play their best every time they get on the pitch. It’s a shame the times of playing for the badge seems long gone when it comes to The Arsenal and to this generation it’s just a job. The manager should have gotten everyone together immediately after the season ended and say if you down want to represent this club anymore get with me now so we can start looking for replacements. Only the players who want to be here that we want to keep and give their all for this club are needed. No one should be bigger than the club. NO ONE!!!

  11. Waal2waal says:

    maybe its a good we managed to retain Debuchy as soon as Bellerin played well it was as if despite his injury Debuchy was overlooked as if he was without a use in defence (another mismanagment example) being that he was a france defence international.

    it seems we gave young hector instant pay enhance and with it we tried to create a bogus reality he had not only become able to humble walcott as arsenal speedster but he’d also leave usain bolt for dust. oh how this club contributed to this young players dip in performances as he must have believed the hype.

    hector was given far to great a pay increase which was intended to keep barca from getting him on the cheap. it transpired bellerin isnt is prone to the odd costly mistakes in defence and rather than making him a 100k a week man (before his time) what was needed is to alternate him and debuchy so as each provided the other quality right-back competition.

    now we’ve a mis-managed young gunner with his mind turned and at times focused somewhere else.

  12. Declan says:

    We all knew this story when it happened so it’s old news and I believe Bellerin has moved on. Ornstein is a complete twat though.

  13. Turbo says:

    Now that Ox is gone we really need him to be focused and motivated. Certainly not good!

  14. Sansale says:

    Should have let him go for 50 Million and replaced with Serge Aurier for 25m. Believe me this Aurier lad is a beast, gutted to see him join Spurs

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