Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin open to a new challenge as Mikel Arteta plots summer sales

Bellerin could be off this summer
Bellerin could be off this summer (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin is open to a move away from the club in search of a new challenge, according to reports.

The Spaniard has been in and out of the side this season, starting just 13 times in the Premier League as the Gunners finished in eighth position.

Mikel Arteta is in the midst of a rebuild of culture and seemingly personnel, with many players’ futures looking uncertain.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reportedly edging closer to agreeing a new three-year deal with the club, however, Mesut Ozil – whose contract is also due to expire next summer – hasn’t featured since the restart.

According to The Telegraph, Bellerin is one of the players that the north London club are open to selling in order to raise funds for their summer targets.

The Spaniard – who has been at the club since 2011 – is also said to be keen on a fresh challenge.

Arteta has plenty of work to do this summer
Arteta has plenty of work to do this summer (Picture: Getty Images)

Both Ainsley Maitland-Niles and January recruit Cedric Soares can play in the right-back position, providing stiff competition for the 25-year-old.

The report states that Gunners are also willing to listen to offers for Alexandre Lacazette and Matteo Guendouzi.

Guendouzi has been frozen out of the squad since he grabbed Neal Maupay by the neck after their 2-1 loss to Brighton in June.

Arsenal signed the £8 million Frenchman from Ligue 2 side Lorient in 2018, but the report claims that he will be allowed to leave this summer.

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