Tony Cascarino slams Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and sends transfer message to Mikel Arteta

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Jun 2020 8:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link64Shares Tony Cascarino slams Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin and sends transfer message to Mikel Arteta Mikel Arteta has been urged to sell senior members of his Arsenal squad (Picture: Sky Sports)Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has slammed Hector Bellerin, claiming the Arsenal star is ‘not a great defender’, and told Mikel Arteta to sell several ‘senior’ players this summer.Bellerin is closing in on 200 appearances for the Gunners and has developed into a fans’ favourite at the Emirates since joining the club from Barcelona in 2011.But Cascarino – who played for the likes of Chelsea, Celtic, Marseille and Ireland during his career – has never rated the Spaniard.Bellerin has played 90 minutes of both of Arsenal’s matches since the Premier League returned last week, with Arteta’s side losing to Manchester City and Brighton.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Their right-back position is a problem. Hector Bellerin is not a good right-back for me,’ Cascarino told talkSPORT.‘He’s quick, he’s pleasing on the eye. I don’t think he’s a great defender, I never have done.‘But who’s putting pressure on him? [Ainsley] Maitland-Niles has become a sort of wing-back, but he’s not going to do it. Former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino has slammed Hector Bellerin (Picture: Getty)‘On the other side, they’re fine. [Bukayo] Saka can play left-back, [Kieran] Tierney can play left-back, no problem.’With Arsenal seemingly set to miss out on Champions League qualification for another season, Cascarino believes Arteta should oversee a reshuffle this summer and sell a number of players.‘They’ve got no goals in midfield, it’s all top-heavy with [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Nicolas] Pepe, [Gabriel] Martinelli – those type of forwards,’ he added.‘I personally think until they get a team ethic in that club and that means everyone contributing – defenders contributing, midfielders and forwards – that club is going to stand still.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘There have got to be some huge decisions made by Arteta over senior members of his squad that he’s going to have to get out the door.‘Even if it makes them a slightly poorer side, he has to make big calls on certain players.’Arsenal, who are currently tenth in the Premier League, face Southampton on Thursday evening.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Peter Crouch explains why Mikel Arteta should be ‘concerned’ about Arsenal youngsterMORE: Jurgen Klopp reveals how he reacted to Manchester City’s victory over Arsenal Advertisementlast_img