Hector Bellerin will be offered a new five year contract to fend off Barcelona and Manchester City.

Arsenal have sounded out Bellerin's representatives and talks will begin in earnest after the international break.

Bellerin, 21, who has still got three years left on his current deal, has quickly become one of the best right backs in Europe with remarkable progression in the past two years.

That has alerted Barcelona which is where he started his young career before moving to Arsenal as a teenager.

City also made contact in the summer which is believed to have infuriated Arsenal and they were told in no uncertain terms he was not for sale.