Arsenal: Charles Watts believes it’s ‘more likely’ that Hector Bellerin leaves this summer

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Charles Watts has been speaking on a recent video on his YouTube channel, where he revealed his thoughts on Hector Bellerin’s future at Arsenal. 

The 26-year-old has been on the books of the Emirates Stadium outfit since 2011 after moving from boyhood club Barcelona when he was still a teenager.

Since then, the full-back has gone on to make 234 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions, winning three FA Cups in the process.

However, current Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has favoured Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers at right-back in recent weeks, and Watts believes the 38-year-old is planning for life without Bellerin.

He said: “I still think it’s more likely that he leaves this summer. It depends on what offers arrive, really, it has to be suitable for Bellerin to leave, it has to be suitable for Arsenal as well in terms of the money available.

“I think both parties, Arsenal and Bellerin, would be quite happy for him to move on this summer. I think we’re already seeing Arteta moving away from Bellerin, he’s not really been playing recently too much.

“Although, he did say in his press conference that everyone’s available at the moment, but I think that Bellerin probably will go this summer – if a decent offer comes in for him.”

TIF Thoughts on Bellerin…

Bellerin was linked with a move away from north London last summer, and rumours have continued to circulate since.

The Spain international has failed to make Arsenal’s starting lineup in their last five Premier League outings, increasing the feeling that he is set for an exit in the upcoming window.

With two and a half years still remaining on his current contract and a market value of £22.5m (as per Transfermarkt), Arsenal should receive a healthy profit for a player they signed for just £450k.

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