The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a story coming out of Sky Sports today, that claims Hector Bellerin has no intentions of leaving the club and has requested the number two shirt for next season. The defender has been constantly linked with moves away from the club and has been a mainstay in the first team this season, making 42 appearances in all competitions.
Hector Bellerin has made the clearest indication yet that he has no plans to leave Arsenal after revealing he has asked to wear the number two shirt next season: https://t.co/O0fXaP7Iwf pic.twitter.com/JZZGDgUAb2
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 25, 2018
Hector Bellerin has been wearing Arsenal’s number two jersey since he broke into the first team in the 2014/15 season. Still only 23-years-old, the Spaniard is in his fourth season as part of Arsenal’s senior squad and despite interest from both Juventus and Manchester United, the right-back is happy at The Emirates. This has been made clear by the defender’s desire to become the fourth player to wear Arsenal’s number two shirt in the Premier League after Lee Dixon, Abou Diaby and Mathieu Debuchy.
With Arsene Wenger stepping down from the club in the summer, the fans are struggling to predict who’ll stay and who’ll leave the club in the summer, with all those associated with the club expecting to see a number of ‘deadwood’ players shipped out. If intention is anything to go by, Bellerin won’t be one of those as he’ll be looking to kick-on under a new manager and stamp his name into Arsenal history, continuing the rise he’s had that’s seen him become Arsenal’s first-choice right-back and joint most used player this season alongside Granit Xhaka.
With that in mind, here’s our local Gunners’ verdict on Bellerin:
He’s been pretty bang average this year, is it just me or does he look slow? I remember him being rapid
— polygonrong (@AldusAndy) April 25, 2018
Be good to see what he is like under a new manager
— christopher devlin (@cdevlinAFC) April 25, 2018
Like arsenal are in the numher 2 teir of europe
— Noah Bonnaire (@noah_bonnaire) April 25, 2018
He'll be sold if a good enough offer comes in for him.
— Simon Baugh (@SimonBaugh_7) April 25, 2018
— My name is Michael (@Horwichbloke) April 25, 2018
Hope that new manager next season names him better, if not then we all know he's not that good.
— deploy_leroy (@deploy_leroy) April 25, 2018
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Decent back up player. If new manager won't get the budget enough to buy new back four and keeper they'll be worse than current league position following year.
— Peter Smit Gary (@PeterSmitGary) April 25, 2018