Arteta wants Arsenal to sell Soares and sign one of these three right-backs

Mikel Arteta is looking to sign another right-back despite the impressive start to the season of Takehiro Tomiyasu.

The Japanese star remains one of the best summer signings in the Premier League in this campaign, but claims he doesn’t have the offensive edge that Arteta wants.

The report claims the Spanish boss is impressed with his defensive work so far, but he wants another full-back who can offer more to the attack.

Because of this, he has asked Arsenal to scout some right-backs and he will cash in on Cedric Soares to bring in the player he wants.

It says Tariq Lamptey, James Justin and Max Aarons are the three right-backs Arsenal is monitoring on the request of Arteta.

Brighton’s Lamptey stands out as one of the finest offensive full-backs in England.

At 21, he fits perfectly into the profile of a player that Arteta can mould into his perfect right-back.

Justin, 23, is being targeted by the Gunners because of his ability to play on both wings and has impressed at Leicester City.

The report claims Aarons will ask to be sold if Norwich is relegated from the Premier League and he could land at Arsenal.

Any of these right-backs will become a solid option at the Emirates.

Tags James Justin Max Aarons Mikel Arteta Tariq Lamptey


  1. This comment is coming from a place of someone who almost always appreciates and prefers a short, unpredictably quick player with understanding of possession and positioning, but to call Lamptey perfect?? Sure he is younger and will undoubtedly be better than Cedric sooner than later… but to call him perfect? Don’t forget Cedric was a mainstay on a more elevated Southampton team during a period when he stood out enough for us to buy him to challenge Bellerin. I could be wrong, but Lamptey would not displace Tomi any time soon with our lineup, let alone be guaranteed over Cedric.

  2. Edu was instrumental in signing Soares and Mari neither of whom are good enough for Arsenal.Prior to his injury ,James Justin was the best young RB in England and was under consideration for the full international squad.He has yet to recover fully from that injury, and in any event, Leicester are highly unlikely to consider selling one of their crown jewels.If Arsenal are looking for an upgrade on Soares, Nathan Patterson of Rangers is the man.He has just established himself as first pick RWB in the Scotland team and is equally adept as an attacking RB in a conventional back four.A very talented player who is good in attack and defence.Rangers have financial difficulties yet again, and I doubt if they would turn down an offer of 15/20m for young Patterson.

  3. I do not want to be abusive, but from what I saw from Soares he is a good footballer, neat crossing, neat passing and has slightly improved defensively. Defense wise, tackling, positioning, intensity, aerial ability, all not there. Speed and dribbling skills are not really his thing and he tries to compensate with positioning and running off ball experience.
    He can only play against a weaker team for Arsenal and currently we suffer against them, so he needs to ve shipped away even if we do not sign anyone, I prefer Chambers.

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