According to a report from 90min, Arsenal are confident of beating all the competition from fellow Premier League clubs for Norwich City star Max Aarons this summer.
The Gunners are set to lose Hector Bellerin at the end of this season. The Spaniard started the campaign as our first-choice right-back, but has fallen down the pecking order in recent months.
Bellerin has played just once in the Premier League since after the third week of February, and he was even dropped by Mikel Arteta for big our game at Slavia Prague in the Europa League earlier this month.
That tells you all you need to know about how much the Arsenal boss trusts his compatriot at the moment. It looks almost certain now that Bellerin will move on this summer, and if the report is to be believed, Aarons is the man who could replace him.
The 21-year-old just helped Norwich achieve promotion back into the Premier League. He has been on the radar of multiple top clubs over the last few years and if you listen to his boss Daniel Farke, you won’t be surprised why.
He told earlier this season, as per Prost International: “Max is outstanding in many topics.
“I can’t praise him enough for what he has done since his first appearance. He is always looking to work harder. Never ill, never injured. If the best clubs in the world are interested then maybe there is not that much more space to improve.”
The Insider’s View:
With Bellerin set to leave this summer, Arsenal will have to bring in a new right-back. The difference in quality at the moment between Kieran Tierney on the left and whoever Arteta picks on the right is huge.
That has to change this summer and Aarons could well be the guy. He has played in the Premier League before and is one of the best young full-backs in the country at the moment. His potential is massive and he has all the qualities to reach the very top.
The report claims that Norwich will not stand in his way if a club meets their £30 million valuation. That is a lot of money for a 21-year-old, but he is incredibly talented for his age and his value will only go up in the years to come.
The report claims that Arsenal are confident of signing Aarons despite his price-tag and competition from other clubs. That means we aren’t too bothered by Norwich’s demands, which is good news ahead of the summer window.