Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin will leave the Emirates Stadium this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The Gunners defender has been with the club since 2011, when he joined their academy from Barcelona.
Bellerin has clocked up over 200 competitive senior appearances for the club over the years, but his future at north London is uncertain.
An ESPN report from February claimed Bellerin wanted to quit the Gunners at the end of last season when Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona emerged as serious options.
However, the £110,000-a-week star apparently stayed following heart-to-heart talks with Arteta, with whom he has a close relationship from their playing days at the club.
The outlet also claimed that, in discussions last year, the Arsenal boss asked Bellerin to give the club one more season and in return, they would consider an exit this summer.
On Saturday, Romano posted a Twitter message claiming the Gunners will sign a new right-back in the summer.
He played down interest in Achraf Hakimi and Tariq Lamptey, before dropping the Bellerin bombshell:
Achraf Hakimi to Repubblica: “I’m planning my future with Inter. I hope to stay for a long time, I’m happy here”.
Arsenal will sign a new RB but have never opened official talks for Hakimi as of today.
Lamptey is not on top of the list. Bellerin’s gonna leave the club. ⚪️🔴 #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 17, 2021
Bellerin, contracted to Arsenal until 2023, recently made Serge Gnabry’s all-time XI of former teammates, the Bayern Munich star picking him due to his “unbelievable speed,” and because he “gives lots of assists”.
Arsenal currently have two conventional right-backs at the club in Bellerin and Cedric Soares, though versatile defender Calum Chambers has impressed at right-back in the past few games.