Arsenal identify Hector Bellerin replacement as Mikel Arteta steps up transfer plans

Tariq Lamptey is one among a number of gamers Arsenal are as a future replacement for Hector Bellerin, understands.

Bellerin has been linked with a return to Barcelona for a number of years and was satisfied to remain by supervisor Mikel Arteta final summer season.

Portuguese defender Cedric Soares has stepped up this season and significantly impressed in current video games, while additionally filling in at left-back.

The former Southampton defender is trusted by Arteta however a departure for Bellerin this summer season would imply the Gunners bringing in a replacement for the Spaniard.

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Brighton defender Lamptey, as first reported by Mirror Football in December, has been earmarked as a possible successor to Bellerin and Arsenal have tracked the teen’s progress within the Premier League this season.

The 20-year-old is among the brightest up and coming gamers in his place, catching the attention after breaking into the Brighton first crew final season following his transfer from Chelsea within the winter.

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Danny Ings of Southampton gives chase to Tariq Lamptey of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Southampton at American Express Community Stadium on December 07, 2020 in Brighton, England. A limited number of fans (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

Lamptey has impressed since his transfer to Brighton

Lamptey has since penned a brand new cope with the Seagulls performing shortly after seeing simply how a lot potential he has, and underneath contract till 2025 on the Amex Stadium, it may take a big price to prise him away.

According to Albion Analytics, he leads the ranks at Brighton, as of December 1, for crosses into the penalty field (seven), interceptions (11), and fouls received (22).

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He was additionally first for shot-creating actions (22), goal-creating actions (4), and 17/32 dribbles accomplished (the very best for makes an attempt and completions), report Sussex Live.

The former Chelsea youth participant is prone to obtain additional curiosity from Premier League groups this summer season.

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