Kevin Campbell urges £110,000-a-week defender to leave Arsenal

Kevin Campbell says he is ‘almost sure’ Hector Bellerin will leave the London giants in the summer transfer window. Spain international joined Arsenal from Barcelona’s La Masia academy back in 2011 and after Mesut Ozil’s departure in winter, became the Gunners longest-serving player within the current team.

Hector is a first-team regular but over recent months has seen his minutes limited, with the likes of Cedric Soares and Calum Chambers both featuring at right-back. While Bellerin has started in all of Gunners last four knockout matches in the UEL, his last game in the PL was in the 1-0 defeat to Man City back in February.

The 26-year-old defender attracted interest from Barcelona and PSG last summer and reports claim that the Spanish coach will allow the full-back to leave in the next transfer window. And ex-Arsenal centre-forward Kevin Campbell believes this campaign will be the Spanish defender’s last at the London club.

‘I am almost sure that Hector Bellerin will be leaving the football club at the end of the season,’ Kevin said. ‘Mikel Arteta is in the process of a rebuild and will Bellerin hang around for it? I don’t think so.’ Arsenal host Slavia Prague on Thursday for the first leg of their crunch UEL quarter-final, which Kevin feels Hector may start in.

Campbell added: ‘Will he play before the end of the season? Yes, he will. I think he might get a few starts in Europe and that could start tonight. This is the business end of the season and we are in desperate need of a result against Slavia Prague.’