Date: 18th August 2021 at 5:12pm
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This summer promised to be a period of several incomings and outgoings at the Emirates, as Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu looked to rebuild Arsenal’s squad after a disappointing campaign.

Last term’s eighth-placed finish, their worst in a quarter of a century, means they will not play in any European competition this season.

Ben White, Nuno Tavares and Albert Lokonga have all come through the doors at the Emirates, while Joe Willock and David Luiz are the only two senior players to leave permanently.

Arteta had reportedly been working to try to move on a number of his other fringe players,  in order to generate funds and free up places in his squad, with one of those names being Hector Bellerin.

The Spaniard’s decade in North London looks set to be coming to an end, with a number of potential suitors being touted.

Arteta is struggling to sell a number of his fringe players.

However, Arsenal appear to have hit an obstacle in the effort to sell the 26-year-old, with AC Milan now looking elsewhere.

The Italian side had emerged as favourites for the full-back’s signature, however they have now turned their attention to Paris Saint-Germain’s Allesandro Florenzi.

Sky Italia is reporting that the Rossoneri are on the verge of completing a move for the PSG full-back, having failed in an effort to sign Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot.

Milan’s cross-city rivals Inter had also emerged as potential suitors after selling Achraf Hakimi to PSG, however they have since agreed a deal for Denzel Dumfries after he impressed at Euro 2020 for Netherlands.

Arsenal reportedly value the Spaniard at around £22.5 million, but appear increasingly unlikely to receive that amount with just a fortnight remaining in the summer window.

 
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