Campbell verdict on Bellerin quitting Arsenal after he 'stayed at Arteta's house'
Kevin Campbell has claimed it may be best for all parties if Hector Bellerin leaves Arsenal this summer.
The former Gunners striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, questioned whether the 25-year-old is “strong enough” to survive the rebuilding process at the Emirates.
CBS Sports report French mega spenders Paris Saint-Germain are interested in acquiring the right-back, having failed with a bid to sign him last summer.
The Spain international is said to have previously indicated that he wishes to leave the Emirates for a club who is challenging for silverware.
Bellerin has made 25 appearances for Mikel Arteta’s side this season and contributed one goal and four assists.
When asked for his assessment of the full-back’s future at Arsenal, Campbell told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I think a move could be beneficial for him.
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“There is change happening at Arsenal, a rebuild is in process. Is Bellerin the type who is strong enough to survive it? I’m not sure.
“Arteta needs to bring in the players who he wants this summer.
“When Bellerin was young I believe he stayed at Arteta’s house, but while there is a connection there the club need to be ruthless. Arteta has to be ruthless in his pursuit of the right team.
“Looking at it from Bellerin’s point of view, he might fancy a change. He has been at the club for a long time now. He might need a change.”