Italian confirms Spaniard Bellerin is leaving Arsenal and right-back to be signed as replacement
Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Hector Bellerin will be leaving Arsenal this summer with another right-back coming in in his place.
Bellerin has been that has been at Arsenal for many seasons now and is one player that fans have both become frustrated with and happy to see back in the squad on a weekly basis playing the game he loves.
He was once electric, sharp, fast. And he was professional, dedicated, familiar and one of their own. He looked destined to be a top player, if not world-class, and that right-Back slot has been his to lose for many seasons now.
But after the speculation linking him with Barcelona, the countless injuries that he has picked up over the years and the fact that he is no longer the player he once was, Arsenal have a serious question to ask themselves over the next transfer window.
Now ESPN (via Fichajes) recently claimed that only the Italian side remained keen on a deal, while Fabrizio Romano has today claimed that the defender will be leaving this summer.
Bellerin is a player that is coming towards the end of his top level playing days, and although he is a good player to have in the squad, now is the time that Arsenal make their move for someone like Tariq Lamptey.
On too many occasions have the Gunners missed out on players because they have moved too slow, so with all the interest in the Brighton man, they need to make sure that they are one of the first to offer him a contract.
We believe it is time for Arsenal to move on from Bellerin, would Fans accept Lamptey as his replacement?