The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that the Gunners will be able to hold on to their best players this summer…
Following the Gunners’ failure to finish in the top four last season, and subsequently their failure to reach the Champions League ahead of next season, there is a genuine risk that not only will they not be able to sign top quality players, but they could also lose some of their more higher-profile stars in the process.
Every player wants to play in Europe’s elite competition, and the fact that the Gunners won’t have that next season has certainly left the Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern fearing the worst.
Hector Bellerin is one such player that faces an uncertain future, with rumours persisting surrounding a purported move to Barcelona this summer. However, according to the Mirror, Arsenal themselves are actually feeling confident on the matter – and it is noted that whilst Arsenal are aware of Barcelona’s interest in Bellerin, they are not concerned about the prospect of him leaving.
Certainly a bold stance from Arsenal, Bellerin’s connection to the Catalan giants is clear, but whilst the Spaniard himself may be open to the move, it seems as though Arsenal certainly aren’t.
The Gunners are going to need to be resolute this summer, as they seem to be here, as if the club happen to lose a few key stars, it could begin a downward spiral for Wenger’s side. They are already far behind in the Premier League, as proven by their 5th placed finish last season, and cannot afford for their position to worsen.
The Arsenal fans in the pub are desperate for Bellerin to stay this summer…
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