A number of Arsenal fans have urged the club to move for Max Aarons in case Hector Bellerin leaves, in wake of a report suggesting the Gunners full-back is open to new challenge.
The Telegraph claimed on Thursday that Arsenal have received a big boost this summer with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang providing verbal promises that he will sign a new deal.
However, the report also suggested that the Gunners are also looking at selling players to boost their transfer kitty, and Bellerin is one of those who could be sold.
In turn, the Spaniard is said to be open to the idea of leaving the Emirates Stadium for a new challenge, following nine years at Arsenal after joining from Barcelona.
Should Bellerin leave, Arsenal have Cedric Soares at right-back as well as the versatile Ainsley Maitland-Niles, though the latter has reportedly been earmarked for sale.
Aarons, meanwhile, has been one of Norwich’s standout players over the past two seasons, helping the Canaries to the Premier League and showing he’s suited to the top flight despite relegation.
And some Arsenal fans reckon Bellerin’s departure could – and should – allow the Gunners to swoop for Aarons:
— ◽️SHUAYB◽️ (@SHUAYB96) August 6, 2020
30mill for him, 25 for aarons
— Fireboltninja (@Fireboltninja) August 6, 2020
Max Aarons value is wat 25 mil considering norwich got relegated? Bellerin can go find his new challenge I’m sure we can get a nice chunk of change for him and buy Aarons instead. That would b a dream for me. Tierney, Gabriel, Saliba, Aarons oh my lord.
— Hamdan Harhara (@HamdanHarhara) August 7, 2020
Keep him for RB and LM. He overlaps Pepe nicely. Didn’t deserve to ever be dropped in a 4-2-3-1. Think we should move on from Bellerin and get Max Aarons to start over Niles though. Definitely need Partey and CB first though.
— UseYourEyes (@Ozildagoat) August 7, 2020
Would sell Bellerin
And go for Max Aarons
— Cba. (@goonerND) August 6, 2020
Value should be high given how hard it is to find quality modern right backs. Personally don’t want to see Bellerin leave but signing Max Aarons could be a decent long term replacement.
— Henry (@Henry_Nettle) August 6, 2020
Sell bellerin and Maintland and buy Max Aarons!!!
— Jax (@Lilliz28) August 6, 2020
Need to get max aarons in to replace him and bellerin with cedric as back up would have a ypung but solid back four for years to come!
— Brian (@Brianwells87) August 6, 2020