£110,000-a-week defender wants to leave Arsenal this summer

Hector Bellerin stays intent on leaving the London giants this transfer window, despite the Gunners still waiting to receive any official bids for the defender. Spain international has spent his whole senior professional career in Arsenal having joined the London club as a teenager from Barcelona La Masia academy.

Hector established himself as a firm favourite of Arsene Wenger’s and his successor Unai Emery, but he has struggled to recapture his best form following a cruciate knee injury he suffered in winter 2019 that ruled him out for nine months.

Current Gunners manager, Mikel Arteta, has struggled to get the best out of his former teammate and alternated between Bellerin, Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers last campaign. Bayer Leverkusen made an enquiry for Bellerin last summer, while PSG and Juventus were also credited with interest at a time when he was valued at up to £40m.

However, interest in Hector so far this summer has been tepid at best and the Gunners are still waiting to receive anything close to resembling an official bid for their longest-serving footballer.

The Gunners, meanwhile, are hopeful of stepping up their summer recruitment drive in the next fortnight having finally confirmed that Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new long-term deal.

Nuno Tavares and Sambi Lokonga have already arrived from Benfica and Anderlecht respectively, but Mikel Arteta is still looking to add another central midfielder in light of Xhaka’s impending departure to Roma. Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Abraham, throwing the futures of Lacazette and Nketiah into fresh doubt.