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Hector Bellerin could be one of many familiar faces to wave goodbye the the Emirates this summer as Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta eyes a summer overhaul of talent.
The Gunners missed out on European qualification for the upcoming campaign for the first time since 1994/95, with their manager earmarking the transfer window as their most important in years.
Despite being a fan favourite across his 10 years at the club since joining from Barcelona, the performances of the Spaniard have been below par of late, which could lead to his departure.
Bellerin made 25 league appearances last season and a further 10 in all competitions, taking his overall outings for the club to 239, during which time he has won three FA Cups.
The Sun now report that Arsenal are looking for just £15million to cash in on the right-back this summer, but that Inter Milan don't want to commit to paying a fee.
They add that the Serie A champions are in the market for a new right-sided defender after selling Achraf Hakimi to PSG for £51m, easing their financial burden following the departure of Antonio Conte.
Inter are said to be keen on a one-year loan for Bellerin, with an option to make that permanent next summer depending on how well he performs.
The Gunners want a guaranteed fee before letting the player go, as he was two years remaining on his current deal which is said to be worth £100,000-a-week.
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Speaking on the High Performance Podcast in June, Bellerin said of his the changes Arteta has made at Arsenal: "I think, personally, at Arsenal, [small details] is something which has changed a lot.
"The ethics and the way [we] work since Mikel has been the manager of the club have completely changed. These behaviours, our behaviours, have been rewarded by him.
"And these behaviours, our behaviours have been awarded by them. There's more emphasis on that behaviour, so the way we run back or the way we create space for a player.
"Because you know you can move to receive the ball, you can move to get a player away or you can move into space, there's so many ways you can move for and sometimes a goal is created not by the player that passes the ball or by the player that scores but by the player that actually created the space.
"And many people, like the fans in the stands or even the pundits sometimes, they won't see that. But truly that's what we've practised, that's what the coach has asked, and by the player doing that we're able to score.
"I think even sometimes for the players it's hard to see, when other teams do it and stuff, but we know in our dressing room and in the way we play that we scored that goal thanks to that player."
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