Arsenal and Spain defender Hector Bellerin has admitted homesickness and is reportedly close to a move to former side Barcelona.
As a result, we reviewed the Metro‘s list of potential replacements for the young right-back.
The current Benfica right-back would be a good fit at Arsenal. The 23-year-old made 47 appearances for Benfica last season, scoring twice and making an impressive 12 assists.
His £45m asking price is lofty, but the player is similar in playing style to Bellerin and has reportedly been attracting the attention of Barcelona and Manchester United.
The 24-year-old AS Monaco man has high levels of industry to attack and defend. His physical strength and pace makes him a tough opponent to come up against. He’s rated at £40m.
Sidibe played 47 games for Monaco last season, scoring three goals and making eight assists. His crossing was recently praised by Olivier Giroud who cited his enjoying playing with him in French national squad.
While not a first-choice at right back with Paris Saint-Germain, Thomas Meunier still has the quality to replace Bellerin at Arsenal. The 25-year-old Belgian could be open to a move to get more playing time and wouldn’t break the bank like many of the other options.
With 34 appearances last season, Soares has become a solid player in the Southampton defender. The talented right-back boats plenty of Premier League experience but he may not come cheaply given the Saints could be losing more key players from the backline.
This answer one is cheating, but it can’t be denied the Ox hasn’t shown promise in this role. Under Arsene Wenger’s 3-4-1-2 system, Oxlade-Chamberlain has impressed as a right wing-backand the position seems to suit his style given his excessive pace and crossing ability. He would save Arsenal a lot of money too.