When things aren’t going well, results wise, then negativity sprouts from all corners.
The latest news that revolves around our club is that one of our most important players is supposedly unsettled at the club and looking toward the exit door.
Club Vice-Captain Hector Bellerin’s agent, Alberto Botines, according to various news outlets, has come out and spoke of interest from Italy regarding our Spanish right-back.
Botines said, “At the moment he is focused on the team’s commitments.”
Botines continued, “He comes from a bad injury and is returning to his usual level. He likes Italy, there’s already been interest from an Italian club but I can’t reveal it.”
Botines went on to say “He has a long contract at Arsenal and it won’t be easy to take him away, he’s their vice-captain. We’ll see how the season goes.”
This leaves Bellerin’s future in a similar position to our star strikers’, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Both are in the process of negotiating with the club on extensions, but both are expected to wait and see how Arsenal finish in the Premier League before committing their futures, with a return to the Champions League imperative in their plans.
Bellerin seems that he may well have affections for Arsenal, but is not above having ambition for taking his game back to the highest platform, and that is Europe’s premiere competition. Arsenal have a number of players who will be keenly waiting to see how the Gunners end up when the season ends.
With this campaign currently floundering in terms of where we need to be, it would leave Arsenal in an even more precarious position when it comes to negotiating terms with those we want to keep. More money would need to be thrown at these players in a vain attempt to keep them from leaving, and we would also need to show them we have ambition to return, with moves to strengthen in the market and some big investment.
Unai Emery may well be responsible for one of the most important Arsenal seasons in our recent history.