£30m player makes claim about the atmosphere at the Emirates after being linked with move to Arsenal
Max Aarons has told Live on Five that he could feel that nerves among the Arsenal supporters when he played there with Norwich City at the weekend.
Arsenal won 1-0 against Norwich as they finally picked up their first victory of the season.
But Aarons admits that there was a tension around the Emirates Stadium that even he picked up on as he was playing.
He said: “You could tell Arsenal were under a bit of pressure. You could feel in the game that the fans were a bit tense and the players were a bit tense. You could feel it in the stadium.
“As Norwich we felt that we could have got something out of the game, and it was frustrating not to to be honest.
“I think Arsenal deserved it in the end, but I am disappointing still coming away from it.”
In the end it was a rather scrappy goal from Pierre Emeirck Aubameyang which separated the two sides.
While the win hardly solves all of Arsenal’s problems it should at least breed some more confidence around the North London club.
Aarons has actually been linked with a move to Arsenal in recent times by 90 Mins, but whether he remains a target still remains to be seen.
Arsenal have just brought in Takehiro Tomiyasu, so may be hoping that they don’t need to spend another £30 million (Sky Sports) on a right-back any time soon.
Tomiyasu did impress on debut against Norwich, but tougher tests are likely to come for the Japanese international as the campaign progresses.