Arsenal patrons in the Transfer Tavern are fretting this evening, amid fresh reports of Barcelona’s interest in right-back Hector Bellerin.
The Gunners snapped up the Spain international from the Nou Camp outfit’s academy set-up in 2011 and he’s gone on to become one of the first names on Arsene Wenger’s team-sheet, making the No.2 slot his own since returning from a loan spell with Watford in 2013.
That has seen Bellerin emerge as one of the most exciting young defenders in world football and perhaps therefore inevitably, a return to Barcelona has often been mooted. The latest reports come from Mundo Deportivo, who claim the 21-year-old is Barca’s preferred option ahead of a summer transfer window in which they’ll try to sign a new right-back.
Arsenal drinkers in the Tavern are inevitably concerned, but life must go on even if Bellerin does leave the Emirates Stadium this summer. With that in mind, we take a look at two perfect replacements for the Spaniard.
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