'I don't see him staying': Romano thinks 'incredible' 27-year-old will leave Arsenal this summer
Arsenal look set for a big summer of outgoings and incomings.
The Gunners are likely to delve into the transfer market for a new striker and a midfielder.
In addition, Arsenal could do with improving their strength in depth so they can kick on from this season.
The future of several Gunners players needs to be resolved, Hector Bellerin among them.
And Fabrizio Romano, speaking on Gazzetta dello FIVE, feels the 27-year-old won’t stick around at the Emirates.
Bellerin has enjoyed a new lease of life at Real Betis on loan.
The Spaniard has made 32 appearances for the La Liga club and won the Copa del Rey in April.
The Mirror recently reported that Bellerin has decided he wants to join Real Betis on a permanent deal.
However, TEAMtalk have claimed the Gunners full-back is yet to decide on his future.
FIVE co-host Joel Beya asked Romano whether he felt Bellerin would come back to Arsenal.
“His loan deal is expiring, so at the moment yes,” he replied. “But I don’t see him staying, honestly.”
Could Bellerin remain at Arsenal?
Although Takehiro Tomiyasu has excelled for Arsenal, his recent injury highlighted a need for strength in depth.
Indeed, Arteta has suggested himself that he could be planning for having Bellerin back in his squad next term.
“Any player with a contractual obligation with us, both ways, is our player and is considered our player,” he said.
“Every plan considers that possibility (that Bellerin could stay) exists and how they can fit into our team.”
Arteta deemed him an “exceptional player and an incredible person” when he left on loan last year.
With Arsenal set for a return to European competition next season, they’ll need strength in depth.
Could Arteta convince a rejuvenated Bellerin to stay?
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