Arsenal Update: Bellerin transfer interest, Odegaard future, Martinelli plan

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Bellerin transfer interest

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is ready to consider his future at the London club at the end of this season.

According to reports, the Spaniard is looking to test himself outside the Premier League and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing him.

Bellerin has been a key player for Arsenal for several years now and it will be interesting to see if the Gunners can convince him to continue at the London club beyond this season.

Arsenal have not played Champions League football for a while now and players like Bellerin should be playing at the highest level.

A move to PSG could be the ideal next step in his career and it is hardly surprising that he is considering an exit.

Martin Odegaard future

Meanwhile, manager Mikel Arteta has already hinted at his desire to sign Martin Odegaard on a permanent deal.

The Norwegian joined the Gunners on loan last month and he has been quite impressive for the London club.

Arteta revealed that a permanent move for Odegaard doesn’t just depend on Arsenal and the Premier League club will speak to Real Madrid at the end of this season.

Apparently, Arteta views the 22-year-old as one of his leaders and the Norwegian has already managed to make an impact on the Arsenal manager.

Arteta said: “We have Martin for a few months from Real Madrid and first of all we have to maximise this time with him to try to bring to the team all the qualities he has. At the end of the season, we will sit together and decide where we can take that relationship forward. At the moment it doesn’t just depend on us.”

“He is a young leader. On the pitch, he is showing a lot of character and a lot of intelligence. They are characteristics that a leader should have. He has been here a very short time, but he has adapted very quickly. He is getting more and more respect from the players and the staff and his weight on the team will increase with every week.”

Gabriel Martinelli plan

The Arsenal boss has also revealed his plan for Gabriel Martinelli.

Arteta has been questioned by the fans because of his decision to snub the Brazilian striker against Manchester City but the Arsenal manager has now reminded the fans that Martinelli has only just returned from injury and it wouldn’t be right to throw him in at the deep end right now.

Martinelli needs time to regain his match fitness and Arsenal will have to ease him into the starting lineup in the coming weeks.

“Time is the key word in this industry, and nobody is going to give you time!” Arteta said.

“The moment the ball doesn’t go in the net and you lose a football match, you’re going to question all the rest, so with Gabi, it’s the same. Now he needs time.”