After failing to qualify for the Champions League next season, Arsenal's Hector Bellerin has hinted that he may return to Spanish giants Barcelona.
The 22-year-old Spanish international right-back, who Arsene Wenger signed back in 2011, played 42 times in all competitions this season.
Bellerin told Mundo Deportivo: "The truth is that every player of a top level wants to play in the Champions League, especially when I've been playing in it for two years. As a team, we didn't achieve qualification and it's something that we want to correct, but as a player, I repeat: it's an important competition."
After a frustrating season for the Gunners, including finishing fifth in the premier league as well as the "Wenger Out" campaign, Bellerin, who spent eight years as part of the Barcelona youth system could return home.
Although there has been no contact with Barcelona, Barca's new head coach Ernesto Valverde is a known admirer of the Spanish international.
Bellerin, who may fall out of favour at the Emirates seeing as his manager has opted for a 4-3-3 formation admits the change of system may change him as a player.
"There was a change of system. I talked to the coach and he explained to me that, with this new system, he preferred to play with a different type of player. As a footballer, you have to take it and work hard in order to change opinion."
Barcelona are keen to sign a right-back this summer having not replaced Dani Alves after his move to beaten Champions League finalists, Juventus, and apparently, Bellerin is one of their top targets.
The news of Bellerin's possible exit comes on the back of the news this morning that Arsenal confirmed the signing of Sead Kolasinac from Schalke. Subject to the completion of all regulatory processes, the defender will start pre-season training next month.