Would Arsenal fans accept a big money bid for Bellerin?

We had one of our worst summers this year with many of our unwanted players failing to find new clubs, and, according to rumours, some of our established players looking to move away like Mustafi, Alexis and Hector Bellerin. It would have been the perfect time to get a massive transfer fee for Bellerin from Barcelona (and from Man City for Sanchez) but Arsene Wenger refused to sell either of them.

January may be a different matter altogether though, with Alexis performing way below his best he could easily get his wish to get away if the right offer comes in, but what about Bellerin?

The young Spaniard is still only 22 and with another 4 years to go on his contract we should be able to secure an even bigger fee, with Juventus also rumoured to be interested in acquiring his services after losing Dani Alves to PSG last summer. The Old Lady are currently looking for their 7th Serie A title in a row but are not finding it so easy in this campaign with Napoli in blistering form above them in the table.

Bellerin was brilliant when he burst into the Gunners First team a few seasons back, but last year his performances dropped off and he was even left out of the side for a while in favour of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and he often seems more interested in how his hair looks than making blistering runs down the wing.

Obviously Arsenal won’t sell him unless they can get an equivalent replacement, but with a gigantic fee for Hector we could surely tempt another top class right-back to replace him, couldn’t we?

Or do you think we should keep him against his wishes and hope he grows into the world-class player we were hoping for…



  1. barryglik says:

    If Arsenal end up in the Europa league
    again this season I would not blame
    Hector if he went to a club with
    a realistic chance of winning a league title.

  2. pinkfloyd says:

    In the words of The Manics… “Everything Must Go”
    Starting with Wenger!

    1. ThirdManJW says:

      Thank you! Completely forgot about that band, must check them out again.

  3. sameoldexcuses says:

    Typical of most of Arsenal “kids.” They promise a lot when younger but keep fading as they grow instead of realising their potential.

    1. Ivan says:

      The problem is the young players are managed so badly. With another manager more may have done better.

      1. Vlad says:

        Yeah, Ox is tearing it up under Klopp right now at Pool. Don’t be ridiculous. It’s a combination of things. Injuries, environment, management, etc. – all play a role.

  4. ThirdManJW says:

    I’d sell him at the end of the season for big money. He’s got potential, but is yet to deliver consistently (how many times have we said that about Arsenal’s younger players), and we know he wants to leave anyway.

    We want players who are committed to the cause, and there’s plenty of better RB/RWB out there.

    1. McLovin says:

      The problem lies at the manager who can’t get 100% out of the players.

      Look at the likes of Lallana. He was bang average with Bodgers but with a different manager he has become, IMO, better than he actually is.

      Look at how Ramsey plays for Wales, or Xhaka played for M, gladbach.

      Its the managers job to get 100% out of the players, but Wenger can’t do that.

  5. Salmonella says:

    Ya I’ll sell him without any hesitation provided an offer of around about 30 million comes in.
    I personally don’t rate him.

  6. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Would prefer to get rid of Wenger instead

  7. Dexter says:

    Yes sell him. He’s gradually growing into our worst starting player.

  8. jon fox says:

    It boils down to this: If Wenger stays there is little point keeping Bellerin, who has taken a step down in usefulness since being a regular. BUT should Wenger leave at end of this season(or better still, in the next ten minutes!) then we must keep Hector as he is clearly talented and once Wenger is history, he will receive the coaching all young players need and which he has never had. This last comment could be said of all defenders Wenger has ever had. He has gone down in history as the only man who actually thinks you can win a title or CL without a coached defence!! Just gather 6 CB’s , it doesn’t matter whether or not CB is their true position. Then just throw in any two or three who may occasionally be fit and hope for the best. And then you become a “Professor”, adored by a few braimwashees and called Le Prof, as though you actually know what you are doing. While countless thousands of us dare not write what we REALLY think, lest we be banned on here!

  9. Romeo says:

    Between 2006 and 2008 we look at the arsenal squad as a squad with potential but now I’d really look at it and say it can only get worse. By 2019…except we aggressively enter the market, we’d be playing players past their primes (aging players) or youngsters not ready yet and 4th place will only be a dream.
    The number of players needed to be replaced is crazy.
    Cech, Debuchy, Koscienly, Mert, Monreal, Cazorla, Giroud. 7 players. We all know we won’t replace them and gaping holes be left. We’ve seen it many times. I wonder how I was deceived to love arsenal.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      I’d say Ozil Welbeck Walcott Koscielny Coquelin Santi Alexis Mert are the priority. After that I’d take a close look at central midfield, wait til we find a couple of good combos before we decide who needs to make way. No-one is exempt.

      We got rid of Gibbs Oxlade Gnabry Campbell? Szczesny Gabriel Sanogo Jenkinson?, good start but more needs to be done on players with game-time. I hope Xhaka’s not a template.

  10. ZA_Gunner says:

    We cannot develop him further and if big money comes in maybe we can consider. Yet we must also think who can we replace him with because certainly Debucy cannot be counted on and someone like Serge Aurier has already been snapped up by our rivals, talk about poor planning.

    1. jon fox says:

      Planning? Even “poor planning” as you put it? What on earth makes anyone thing Arsenal ever gets involved in planning? If Wenger ever held a dinner party for friends at his house, the guests would arrive to find Wenger had done nothing about feeding them and he would send out for kebabs all round; from the cheapest kebab shop around, naturally.

      1. Yossarian says:

        Hahahahahahaha… That was funny

      2. Yossarian says:

        He’d probably spend 7 years waiting near an empty shop unit, because it had the potential to become a really good kebab shop one day.

  11. Break-on-through says:

    I believe we can get a better at defending fullback. Where Bellerin is more difficult to replace, is his pace and if he has open space to attack. Bellerin is too cautious at times, he will rarely take on the opposite fullback even if he is the last of one or two to beat. He knows if he loses the duel then a break could be on and he will be culpable or out of position. But he needs to be aware of his surroundings more, because if there are sufficient numbers behind well then it will rest with those players. He needs to take more chances because he’s one of the few that could be hard to shake off if he does an Alexis by taking it personally. His positioning is suspect, sometimes good but he will get wrong side of man from time. Judging when to go to ground and when to just stay with his marker, he needs to improve on that, my advice would be to watch old clips, some players are great at only going to ground when its a must. Or else just watch Mascherano and do the complete opposite.

    Its a good question admin – I’d say it could easily come back to haunt us as we can easily forget just how young the lad still is. Though defensively speaking, and on the whole – Arsene has a decent history with finding fullbacks. I would not be gutted if we found a strong fast player with Kolasinac type of balance.

  12. Vlad says:

    The biggest problem with Bellerin is that he doesn’t have any competition. He’s an automatic starter because we don’t have another more or less decent RB.

  13. amb98 says:

    Yep, sell him and sign Meunier to replace him.

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