Bellerin opted to stay with the Gunners and remained the undisputed right-back option for much of last season amid a battle with Cedric Soares and later with Calum Chambers.
Arsenal are willing to let him go for the right price this time around, but after what the Nerazzurri’s chief executive said about a potential deal, a move to the Serie A champions is looking unlikely.
“Speaking to FC Inter news, via HITC, Giuseppe Marotta said:”We will act with peace of mind.
Even with a move to Inter unlikely, Arsenal seem to have already replaced Bellerin – not in the literal sense, but they have hinted that someone else is likely to wear the Arsenal captain’s armband when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is unfit or not playing.
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The vice-captain role is one that the right-back has been in for two seasons, but with Granit Xhaka likely to leave, in addition to the fact David Luiz has already left, Arsenal’s leadership group is likely to halve before the start of next season, and selling Bellerin frees up another space as Aubameyang’s understudy.