Fullbacks

Max Aarons

A key focus for Edu and the recruitment department in the summer will be to strengthen the club’s options in the fullback areas. We already mentioned Derby County’s Lee Buchanan in another post, with the Gunners seeking to provide cover for Kieran Tierney on the left-hand side, but the main focus will be a new right-back.

Currently, there are three options reportedly being considered. Norwich’s Max Aarons, who is also being pursued by Tottenham and West Ham, is believed to be one of them but the England Under 21 international could cost £30m. Another target, Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey, would cost the same amount and the former Chelsea defender’s injury record may rule him out of contention. Real Betis’s Emerson Royal is likely to be the favourite, with the Brazilian expected to cost around £21m.


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