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