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Report: Mauricio Pochettino joins race for Arsenal player

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Report: Mauricio Pochettino joins race for Arsenal player

Italian website CalcioMercato have claimed that Mauricio Pochettino and his Paris Saint-Germain side are one of three clubs interested in raiding Arsenal for right-back Hector Bellerin, in the summer.

Bellerin, 25, has been first choice for Arsenal this season under Mikel Arteta, starting 16 of the club’s 18 Premier League matches and even captaining The Gunners during a 3-1 win over Chelsea recently.

The Mirror claimed recently that Barcelona were interested in bringing Bellerin back to the Nou Camp – nine years after the Spain international left his boyhood club to join The Gunners as a 16-year-old.

 

Now, the latest report claims Barcelona are not alone in their pursuit of Bellerin. It is claimed that ex-Tottenham boss Pochettino wants him at PSG, while Juventus are keen to form a reunion between Bellerin and Aaron Ramsey.

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TBR’s view – Arsenal have got to keep Bellerin

The Mirror’s report claims Barcelona want to sign Bellerin for £22million. Should the Gunners sell Bellerin, they would have to spend a whole lot more to get a right-back that is as good as Bellerin – perhaps even double.

Not only that, but Bellerin offers leadership to Arsenal. He knows the club inside out, it would be removing a big presence in the dressing room – a player that has played 223 times for the North London side. He must be kept.

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