Arsenal has put it in writing: Barcelona cannot keep recruiting Gunners right back Hector Bellerin.
The 22-year-old came up at Barca before moving to Arsenal in 2011, and has made 114 appearances for Arsenal’s senior team in addition to a loan stint at Watford.
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Bellerin was a member of the 2015-16 Premier League Team of the Season, though his follow-up season was anything but ideal.
Arsenal reportedly told Bellerin to forget about a Barcelona move earlier this summer, and took several steps to stop Bellerin’s desires cold.
Following the U-21 European Championships, Bellerin spoke to Wenger on a couple of occasions about the interest from Barca and that he would like a move but the Frenchman said that he had to stay and fulfill his contract that he had renewed a few months earlier.
Will the right back accept Arsenal’s decision?