ArsenalÂ owner, Stan Kroenke, has personally called defenderÂ Hector BellerinÂ to tell the Spaniard he would not be sold.
According to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena SER,Â Kroenke personally spoke with the defender to assure him he remains part of Arsene Wengerâ€™s plan despite the injury that kept him out of the Gunnersâ€™ squad.
The 22-year-old experienced a serious regression at the Emirates last season, and with media speculation surrounding his potential departure, Kroenke wanted to make sure his intentions were clear.
Reports had linked Bellerin with a return to his home country, most notably toÂ Barcelona.
With Bellerin under contract through 2021 having just signed his extension last summer, itâ€™s clear the club has decided who they believe keeping should be a priority.
The defender lost his place briefly down the stretch run last season, finding himself on the bench in seven of the clubâ€™s final 17 Premier League matches.
Despite that, Arsenal still clearly values Bellerinâ€™s talent and durability and hope to ward Barcelonaâ€™s interest off.
Bellerin didnâ€™t help cool speculation when he bought a house in Barcelona just a short time ago.
Reports sayÂ that Arsenal would not take any less than $57 million for their right-back if he insists on moving.