Arsenal will match any move from North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for Norwich City right-back Max Aarons next month, according to reports.

CARDIFF, WALES – AUGUST 28: Max Aarons of Norwich City celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Cardiff City and Norwich City at the Cardiff City Stadium on August 28, 2018, in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The Mirror write that the 18-year-old has impressed Arsenal this season, and Unai Emery’s transfer team are ‘keen to take him’. They face competition from Tottenham though, who are just as keen to bring the full-back to their club.

However, Norwich are keen to stress that they’ll only let Aarons leave in January if he’s loaned back to them until the end of the season. Otherwise, they won’t do business until the summer.

That makes sense, considering the right-back has started 20 league games in a row for the club, so he’s clearly a crucial part of their run up into the promotion places. In the five games Norwich played without Aarons at the start of the campaign, they lost three. Since he came into the team, they’ve only lost two in 20.

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Max Aarons of Norwich City celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Norwich City at Ashton Gate on December 15, 2018 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
BRISTOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: Max Aarons of Norwich City celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Norwich City at Ashton Gate on December 15, 2018 in Bristol, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Despite his position in the defence, Aarons has scored three and assisted three this season, so he provides a bit of attacking threat as well as his defensive capabilities. His best attribute is probably his dribbling though, which is helpful given how much Arsenal full-backs have to get forward and take players on.