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12 July 2020 16:31

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin wants to leave the Gunners during this summer's transfer window, according to a report.

Report claims Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin wants Emirates exit

According to reports in Germany, Hector Bellerin wants to leave Arsenal this summer amid reported interest in his services from several clubs in Europe. The report comes from Sky Deutschland, who are discussing Bayern Munich's apparent interest in the player. The Bavarians have too many concerns regarding Bellerin's injury record and defensive capabilities. However, Sky claim they have spoken to the Arsenal star and suggest he 'wants to change clubs' claiming Bellerin is 'not satisfied' at The Emirates. It seems an odd reveal, considering Bellerin is one of the club's longest-serving players and has always appeared keen to get back to his best in North London.

There is plenty of transfer chatter surrounding the 25-year-old, especially since the long-term recruitment of Cedric Soares from Southampton. The Sunday Mirror reported last week (05/07/20; pg69) that Paris Saint-Germain are keen on Bellerin as a Thomas Meunier replacement. Back in April, MARCA reported that Sevilla are keen on bringing the player back to Spain and a host of Italian clubs have also been credited with an interest. According to The Mirror, Inter Milan are one of those teams, despite recently signing Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid, with the report also claiming Arsenal value Bellerin at £27 million. Arsenal will no doubt need to bring some money in to improve their squad this summer, with Thomas Partey remaining the clear number one target.

In order to do so a big sale might be needed and perhaps Bellerin is the best option. Earlier this month, the Express reported that Paris Saint-Germain are keeping an eye on Héctor Bellerín. The same report also explained Juventus and Bayern Munich are interested in taking the right-back away from Arsenal. Sky Deutschland have explained Bayern's stance on signing the 25-year-old. Despite the fullback having experience of playing at the highest level over the last few years, he doesn't appeal to the Bavarian club.

The player is struggling with lack of form as he has made only 20 appearances in all competitions this season. In addition to this, the defender has struggled with multiple injuries since the end of 2018. Due to the aforementioned reasons, and with Bellerin managing to win only 41 percent of his duels, Bayern have decided not to make an approach for him. Sky categorically claim they spoke to Bellerín, and suggest Mikel Arteta's man 'wants to change' clubs this summer because he's 'not satisfied' with the north London side. However, the Allianz Arena is unlikely to be his next destination, and as per the report, there hasn't been any sort of contact between Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić and Bellerin's agent.

That's because the German club are 'not after him'. Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin wants to leave the Gunners during this summer's transfer window, according to a report. Hector Bellerin is reportedly keen to leave Arsenal during this summer's transfer window. The 25-year-old still has three years left to run on his contract at the Emirates Stadium, but the speculation surrounding the defender's future has gathered pace in recent weeks. A whole host of clubs, including Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus, are believed to be interested in signing the Spaniard ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

Bellerin has been restricted to just 14 Premier League appearances this season, largely due to injury, and according to Sky Deutschland, the full-back is keen to move on this summer. The report claims that the former Barcelona youngster 'wants to change' teams ahead of next season as he is 'not satisfied' at the Emirates Stadium. Bellerin has contributed one goal and two assists in 22 appearances for Mikel Arteta's side this term. Stan Collymore has told the Sunday People (12/7; page 61) that he believes that Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has the potential to play for Liverpool or Manchester City. Guendouzi's future with the Gunners appears to have a large question mark hanging over it. ESPN reports that he is currently training alone following an incident in the defeat at Brighton last month. And while the report claims that he and Arsenal want him to stay, a summer move cannot be ruled out at this stage. The idea of selling Guendouzi will surely leave many Arsenal fans feeling conflicted. He is clearly a bright talent with a lot of potential, but plenty of supporters will surely back the manager if he is willing to let him go. Collymore however, clearly feels that it would be a mistake to move Guendouzi on as he suggested that the 21-year-old is capable of making the grade for either of the Premier League's top two. "Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp might feel he's not good enough for Manchester City or Liverpool, but I'd be inclined to disagree, because being around good players he could thrive," he told the Sunday People (12/7; page 61). But he could play for either club, the talent is that obvious." TBR View: Brave decision from Arteta If Arsenal do decide to let Guendouzi go, it will arguably be a brave move from Arteta. On his day, he is a fantastic player and he should get a lot better in the coming years. 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