Date: 24th February 2021 at 7:00am
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We need to discuss the elephant in the room.

Hector Bellerin has been at the club for a good few years and has shown almost no signs of improvement since his initial breakthrough into the Arsenal first-team back in 2014.

However, what we, as supporters of the club, have witnessed this season is downright abysmal. Bellerin has been one of the worst players within the group of struggling players and his performances recently highlight that.

Should Arsenal sell Hector Bellerin?

Yes

Yes

No

No

There seems to be a distinct lack of ability on the ball from the Spaniard. His inability to link up with whoever he’s playing behind has been all too familiar in recent outings. During periods of the Europa League clash with Benfica, there seemed to be a refusal from the former Barcelona man to link up with Martin Odegaard who offered a pass on the inside of the full-back.

That theme continued against Pep Guardiola’s side yesterday as the 25-year-old simply refused to give the ball to Nicolas Pepe at the right moment. The Ivorian was isolated as a result and had very little if any impact on proceedings.

As a matter of fact, the £25.2m-rated Spain international passing as a whole is a huge worry with the ace averaging a mere 83.4% across Premier League games this season.

However, these aren’t the only issues with the player, who has struggled in defending this campaign. For someone who was blessed with an abundance of pace when he was younger, he seems incredibly sluggish and gets beaten easily in one-on-one scenarios.

Bellerin is a shining example of what this many in this Arsenal squad have become. Once talented footballers, whose careers have gone into a downward spiral. I would be amazed if the defender wasn’t replaced in the summer transfer window as it looks to be the end of the road for him at Arsenal.

In other news, Mikel Arteta voiced a rallying cry for his troops ahead of Thursday’s second-leg.