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Report: Barcelona want Bellerin if Emerson joins Spurs

Arsenal look set to receive a boost if Emerson Royal joins Spurs with the Daily Mirror reporting on their live blog (30/8; 22:40) that Barcelona plan to bid for Hector Bellerin as his replacement.

One of the Gunners’ biggest problems in this window has been moving on some of their unwanted players.

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Bellerin is certainly one of those to have been heavily linked with the exit. In fact, it was reported back in mid-July that the Spaniard had told Arsenal that he wanted to leave.

However, attracting bids for the 26-year-old has proved to be an issue. And with that, Mikel Arteta has been unable to strengthen at right-back.

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But perhaps Spurs’ potential move on deadline day may actually do Arsenal a favour.

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According to the Daily Mirror (30/8; 22:40), Tottenham are chasing Barca full-back Emerson.

The 22-year-old is reportedly a player Arsenal wanted. But he is keen to join Spurs.

And that may still come with an upside for the Gunners. According to the Mirror, the £26 million-rated starlet moving to North London will prompt Barca to move for Bellerin.

It is claimed that the Catalan giants view Bellerin as a better option than Tottenham defender Serge Aurier.

Arsenal face dilemma if Barcelona make move for Bellerin should Spurs sign Emerson

For many, it will seem like a no-brainer for Arsenal to cash in if Barcelona make a late move for Bellerin.

He has arguably not been the same player in the last few years. And they have other options at right-back.

But Arteta may be wary of letting him leave if they do not have time themselves to land a replacement.

As much as Gunners fans will be frustrated to see Emerson join their rivals, most will surely welcome the door being opened for Bellerin to move on.

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