Toolbox are most likely to go through a summer season restore after another awful Premier League project where they are suffering tenth in the table.

The north London giants are 10 points adrift of the leading 4 with 8 video games to play and might need to win the Europa League to protect a Champions League berth.

Must they stop working to do so, they might need to deal with a decreased spending plan for the summer season, and the majority of their transfer company might depend upon gamer sales.

In current weeks, a number of Gunners gamers have actually been related to prospective exits, and the name of Hector Bellerin has actually been frequently pointed out.

The Spanish right-back has actually just recently dropped the chain of command for the league tasks, and it has actually been declared that he has a contract to leave the club.

Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi has actually been highlighted as a possible target to change the 26- year-old, and we check out whether he would be an upgrade.

Protective contributions

Among Bellerin’s primary concerns over the previous couple of years has actually been his positioning, and the opposition have frequently overlapped him with ease.

The Spaniard is not the very best when it concerns taking on and has actually handled 1.2 deals with per 90 minutes which is less than Hakimi’s 1.6, who routinely dips into best wing-back.

Back in the 2017/18 season, Hakimi made his development with Genuine Madrid, where he handled 2.3 deals with per video game. He is much better matched to individually scenarios.


Bellerin has actually succeeded with 83.9 percent of his passes this term which is just somewhat greater than Hakimi’s success rate of 83.

Nevertheless, Hakimi has actually fared much better with almost two times the variety of effective crosses in package. This is another element where Bellerin has actually had a hard time recently.

The Gunners protector has actually frequently got himself into excellent assaulting positions on the ideal flank, just for his crosses to be obstructed by the very first protector.

On The Other Hand, Hakimi has actually likewise achieved success with 58 percent of his long balls, double what Bellerin has actually accomplished this season.

Other specifications

From an assaulting viewpoint, Bellerin (0.8) has actually handled almost equivalent shots per video game as Hakimi (0.9 ), however the latter has actually been more efficient.

While Bellerin has simply one objective this term, Hakimi has actually maximized his possibilities with 6 objectives, the very best he has actually handled in a single league project.

In regards to fouls won, Hakimi is likewise best positioned with one per video game compared to simply 0.4 for the Gunners protector.


Hakimi would be a quality replacement for Bellerin at Toolbox, however he is still not the total protector and has some weak points in his video game.

He is not the very best at winning aerial battles or heading the ball while he has actually been guilty of wasting some huge possibilities on objective.

On The Other Hand, he has actually hardly included at right-back over the previous couple of years and might take a while to adjust to having fun with a more protective frame of mind.

At 22, he still has space to enhance in those elements. For EUR50 million, he would be a great purchase for the Gunners with the durability he would provide.

Hakimi is likewise comfy playing in the left-back position. His adaptability would be another increase for the Gunners, thinking about Kieran Tierney’s physical fitness issues.

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