Arsenal’s summer is threatening to move from good to bad as a source is claiming one of their key players wants to leave this summer.
The Gunners have completed the signing of Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyon which is good news to club faithful, but their joy may be short-lived as right-back Hector Bellerin has asked to leave the Emirates.
Express Sports is claiming that Bellerin held a personal meeting Arsene Wenger today and told his boss of his desire to make an emotional return to the Nou Camp. However, Wenger is said to have said to him in stern terms that he would not be allowed to leave the Emirates this summer.
Barcelona has been looking for a capable replacement for Brazilian full-back Dani Alves after they allowed him to join Juventus last summer. They have tried with Aleix Vidal, but he has been unable to produce the consistent performance that the Catalans have come to expect from that position.
Bellerin left Barcelona’s La Masia Academy as a teenager and has found a home in London since that time. Last season he signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners worth £100,000 per week, and the Gunners are determined to keep him at least for this season.