Hector Bellerin has told Arsenal that he wants to remain at the club beyond the summer, according to Sky Sports.
That is a major boost for whoever the club’s new manager is because he has enough to sort out at the Emirates without worrying about replacing one of the few promising players in the current setup.
He says he will definitely be at the club next season, despite the fact that the identity of Arsene Wenger’s successor is still unknown and that the club faces a second straight season in the Europa League.
It goes on to say that Bellerin is settled in London and that he believes that the future is so bright at the club that they will challenge again for the title.
Bellerin’s progression has undoubtedly stalled in the last season or so but he is a hugely promising young right-back and there are other positions in which Arsenal’s new boss will need to make alternations or invest this summer.
After the departure of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, it is also another promising sign that developing players still want to remain at the Emirates, feeling they can improve and compete for trophies there.
Also, the new manager will not want to face an exodus so the commitment of a popular player is a real plus point for him before he even arrives.