‘Arsenal are Jokemen’ ‘UH?! We Playing Football Or Stoke?’ Fans Perplexed As Height Stops Arsenal Signing 2 Fullbacks

‘Arsenal are Jokemen’ ‘UH?! We Playing Football Or Stoke?’ Fans Perplexed As Height Stops Arsenal Signing 2 Fullbacks

Arsenal opted against making moves for Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey and Norwich’s Max Aarons due to their height, according to The Athletic.

The Gunners eventually decided to go after Takehiro Tomiyasu (who is 6ft 2), and fans on Twitter are scratching their heads about why two decent fullbacks were overlooked for rather trivial reasons:

There is no doubt that height is a factor in the modern game, but there are numerous fullbacks in the Premier League who do just fine, even though they are not the tallest.

Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta is 5ft 10, Trent Alexander-Arnold is 5ft 9 while Kieran Trippier is 5ft 8 so that shouldn’t have been an issue with Aarons (5ft 10), in particular.

It must also be pointed out that Tomiyasu has spent more time as a centre-back than as a right-back in his career, although the Japanese international has been used more regularly in fullback areas over the past year or so.

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