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Arsenal have not made much progress in its attempt to offer Hector Bellerin a new contract, according to Football Insider.
The Gunners’ defender is being linked with a move away from the Emirates with Barcelona and Manchester City said to be interested in his services.
Arsenal do not want to sell a player who has developed into a key player in its squad and are prepared to offer him a contract extension.
However, football journalist David Anderson claimed via his twitter account on Tuesday that Arsenal have not made progress in its attempt to tie the defender down on a new deal.
“Talks between Bellerin and Arsenal have not made much progress, despite the Gunners promising him new terms in April.”
The defender still has three years left in his current contract and Arsenal want him to extend his contract so as to keep him away from City and Barcelona who have made signing him their priority.
It is unknown why Arsenal have not moved forward in negotiations with the defender but reports in Spain claim the player is waiting for Wenger to decide his future.
Wenger’s contract at Arsenal is set to expire at the end of the current campaign and the boss is yet to indicate whether he will sign a new deal or not.
Spanish publication Sport via Dailycannon.com claims Bellerin staying with Arsenal will depend on whether Wenger stays or not.
This news will be worrying to Arsenal fans who have also read reports of the club struggling to agree terms on a new deal with Alexis Sanchez. It isn’t known why the club are struggling to agree terms with its best players but should this continue, it would be a serious cause of concern.