Championship sides Blackburn Rovers and Bristol City are planning moves to sign Arsenal academy defender Ryan Alebiosu, according to a report.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Ryan Alebiosu of Arsenal holds off James Furlong of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal U23 and Brighton & Hove Albion U23 at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2021. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Ryan Alebiosu of Arsenal holds off James Furlong of Brighton & Hove Albion during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal U23 and Brighton & Hove Albion U23 at Emirates Stadium on October 01, 2021. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Football Insider claim Arsenal are open to offers for Ryan Alebiosu this summer, and Championship Blackburn Rovers and Bristol City are both planning to submit one.

Though injury disrupted his first loan spell in senior football, Alebiosu has impressed with Crewe Alexandra when he’s been able to make it onto the pitch. Now that he’s fit again, the 20-year-old could make a good addition to a Championship side.

The suggestion that Arsenal will listen to offers isn’t a surprising one either.

The Gunners have quite a few youth right-backs, with Brooke Norton-Cuffy one of the standouts, Zak Swanson consistently in the Premier League squad, and 17-year-old Reuell Walters looking capable of stepping up to whatever task he’s set.

That’s on top of Takehiro Tomiyasu and Cedric Soares in the first team, and Hector Bellerin, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and Jordi Osei-Tutu on loan.

Ryan Alebiosu playing for Crewe Alexandra (Photo via Crewe Alexandra)
Ryan Alebiosu playing for Crewe Alexandra (Photo via Crewe Alexandra)

Mikel Arteta may be lacking a top-quality, consistently fit, and experienced right-back, but he’s certainly not lacking quantity in the position.

If Blackburn Rovers and Bristol City are ready to make a serious move for Alebiosu, it seems probable Arsenal will consider it.

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