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Arsenal writes letter to Barcelona: Leave Bellerin be

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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates with Hector Bellerin as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Arsenal has put it in writing: Barcelona cannot keep recruiting Gunners right back Hector Bellerin.

The 22-year-old came up at Barca before moving to Arsenal in 2011, and has made 114 appearances for Arsenal’s senior team in addition to a loan stint at Watford.

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Bellerin was a member of the 2015-16 Premier League Team of the Season, though his follow-up season was anything but ideal.

Arsenal reportedly told Bellerin to forget about a Barcelona move earlier this summer, and took several steps to stop Bellerin’s desires cold.


Following the U-21 European Championships, Bellerin spoke to Wenger on a couple of occasions about the interest from Barca and that he would like a move but the Frenchman said that he had to stay and fulfill his contract that he had renewed a few months earlier.

Will the right back accept Arsenal’s decision?

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