Monreal sure Bellerin will be an Arsenal player next season


Nacho Monreal says he’s confident that Hector Bellerin will be an Arsenal player next season despite interest from Barcelona.

There have been continued reports about a move back to his former club, but given he has a six year contract with Arsenal and that the Catalan giants have only offered around €25m for him, the odds are very much stacked against a transfer.

It’s certainly something Monreal seemed to have in mind when he was asked about the situation.

“He’s an Arsenal player and almost certainly he will continue here,” he told El Mundo Deportivo.

“Hector is a very important player for us and the boss has already reiterated that he counts on him.

“Now they will have to negotiate between the clubs and we will see what happen but almost for sure he will continue with us.”

Pressed on whether the pair had spoken about a potential move, Monreal continued, “”He has not told me anything.

“Hector is a good player in any team. Barca are looking for a player in that position and, following his performances with Arsenal, it’s logical they have set their eyes on him.

“He is a young player, but he shows a impressive maturity for his age and he is doing very well at Arsenal.”

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