They just can’t leave things alone, can they?
Silent in regard to Arsenal players for some time, Barcelona are linked with a move for Hector Bellerin as a replacement for Dani Alves all over the media in Spain.
It makes you realise how great it’s been to have a quiet few years without that lot tapping up one of our players.
This sort of talk first surfaced last season when ‘Ector made his break though and at the time, the Spaniard came out to clarify his position and reassure Arsenal fans that he did not want to leave Arsenal.
Now, he’s had to do the same again in the wake of a new batch of rumours, some of which made the front page of a sports newspaper in the country.
Speaking to Sport, Bellerin said at length that he was going nowhere, least of all back to Barca.
“I left Barca without looking back. I left focused on London and Arsenal and I am really happy there.
“I signed a new deal last year and there’s still a lot in front of me. It’s a club that’s forming a great team, with players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
“My future is there and I am happy where I am. A lot of things can happen in football, but I am at Arsenal, giving my all for the club. I am not thinking of going anywhere else.
“After last season and having started to play with the first team at Arsenal, my objective this year was to play as much as possible. And I have to give my thanks to the manager because he’s given me a lot of minutes, allowing me to complete my objective.
“It’s true that on a club level things aren’t going as we wanted and that’s complicated things, but personally I am really happy with how things are going. I’m completing my objectives and now I have to aspire to more and want more – that’s how things progress.”
Mundo Deportivo, the newspaper pictured above, are a Catalan publication which tells you all you really need to know about their motives.
It is also claimed that Bayern Munich, PSG, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are interested on signing him.
Good for them.