Could Dani Alves exit from Barcelona have knock on effect for Arsenal?

Sevilla's Vitolo in action with Barcelona's Dani Alves

The Barcelona full back is reportedly heading to Juventus, and that could mean trouble for Arsenal.

(L-R) Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Daniel Alves celebrate with the trophy after winning the FIFA Club World Cup(L-R) Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Daniel Alves celebrate with the trophy after winning the FIFA Club World Cup

Juventus are reportedly eyeing a move for Barcelona right back Dani Alves, according to Marca

The Brazilian only has a year left on his current deal with the Catalan giants, but that reportedly includes a clause that means he can leave this summer.

Juventus are keen to try and be successful in the Champions League next season, and Alves’ experience of winning the competition would make him an ideal addition.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin and West Brom's James McClean in actionArsenal's Hector Bellerin and West Brom's James McClean in action

If Alves does end up Serie A this year, that could spell bad news for Arsenal’s hopes of keeping hold of one of their key men.

That is full back Hector Bellerin, who Luis Enrique’s side could target as a replacement for Dani Alves.

The Spaniard is a former La Masia graduate and, having flourished for the Gunners in the past two seasons, has already been linked with a return to the Nou Camp.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin in action with Norwich's Cameron JeromeArsenal's Hector Bellerin in action with Norwich's Cameron Jerome

He has been keen to insist that his future lies at the Emirates, but that was when a return to Spain looked unlikely.

However, if Alves were to leave, he could become a key target for the La Liga champions to fill that vacant right back spot.

If that were the case he would surely be tempted by a return, with the level of success on offer at Barcelona far outweighing what he may achieve at Arsenal in future.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

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