The London giants are set to rekindle their interest in Max Aarons to add an offensive right-back to their ranks next summer. The Spanish manager would like to continue his recruitment drive to complete the rebuild of his Gunners squad, with Norwich City right-back considered a crucial signing.
The Gunners may have solved their immediate problem at right-back on deadline day with the addition of Takehiro Tomiyasu. However, the Spanish boss still needs a more offensive footballer in the position. While the Japanese defender has garnered rave reviews for his displays so far, he is still a very defensive option.
Takehiro’s arrival has certainly shored up the backline, although the right side contributes far less in the final third than anticipated. Hence, Mikel Arteta is seeking another option, a more offensive one, to balance out his squad options.
Much to Mikel Arteta’s dismay, Cedric Soares is not the footballer who fits the profile despite affording multiple chances to the Portuguese defender. The Gunners coach might be sold in the subsequent windows, as he is barely used since the arrival of Takehiro.
Calum Chambers also plays in the position, who, like the Japanese, is more defensive. So, Mikel Arteta is set to urge the Gunners to possibly make a signing next summer with the Englishman one of the top targets.
Aarons has been a regular presence throughout the past few campaigns, helping the club secure promotion to the PL twice in three campaigns.