Ex-Gunner backs Arsenal to sign top-class right-back

Kevin Campbell says Arsenal needs a new right-back and Kieran Trippier fits the profile of the defender they should sign for that position.

The Gunners have Calum Chambers, Cedric Soares and Hector Bellerin as players who can fill in that position.

However, none of them is world class and Bellerin may have played his last game for them.

The Spaniard has lost his first team place to Chambers and wants to leave this summer.

Arsenal is also open to selling him, but it has to be at the right price even though he still has two more seasons left on his current deal.

Trippier won La Liga with Atletico Madrid last season and is keen to return to the Premier League in this transfer window.

However, the Spaniards will make it hard for Arsenal to sign him as he remains a part of their plans.

Campbell says they have to sign him as he is a player they have needed in their squad.

He told Football Insider: “Listen, we need a right-back big time.

“I would like to think a deal could be done with Atletico Madrid for Kieran Trippier because he is a world-class right-back.

“When you look at the Arsenal team, where is the experience? Granit Xhaka, Bernd Leno and Pablo Mari were the three most experienced players at the weekend which is crazy when you think about it.

“We need experience now. We’ve shown our hand and bought exciting young players but there has to be some experience brought in to compliment that.

“Trippier could offer that and he would be a starter for us, definitely.”

Tags Kevin Campbell Kieran Trippier


  1. Quality player, experienced, but would cost a lot for someone of that age, plus the Spur’s links.

    We seem to be going for a younger profile of player anyhow, so I do not see too much in this rumour. That said, it is concerning that we do not seem to be linked to ANY RB’s.

  2. So £30 million for a 23 year old keeper is too much but the same amount for a 31 year old right back is good business?

    1. Just what i was wondering a 23 yr old who has his best days infront for 24M plus add ons compared with trippier for 34M who has reached 30 yrs and is basically an expensive version of Willian who we are currently trying to move on

  3. Yeah, this whole Trippier transfer is total nonsense. He’s not worth anything over £10 millin anymore.

  4. Torreira won La Liga with Atletico last season also. So, that makes him “world class” as well. None of our other midfielders are “world class”. Yet, Torreira couldn’t get game time and is being shipped out. Go figure…🤔

          1. @Sean M
            My point was made from pure logic. Try understanding that, instead of gettin all up in your feelings next time…

        1. OF COURSE it matters! Had he played most or all their games, you MIGHT have had a point But since he played only three, which you bizarrely claim “does not matter”, how can any serious minded Gooner think you anything but an intellectual LIGHTWEIGHT!

  5. The obvious comparison of signing older players on long contracts would apply here too so I agree with Wes above

  6. Please Arsenal get us Aaron for Norwich he’s a young player better than all this old men we are being link to

  7. Trippier would no doubt improve our team with his experience and talent, but the price is too high. Given the fact he wants to come back to England should make AM lower their asking price.

  8. Looks like Atleti playing hardball on coming down from the release clause.

    £34m would be too much but with such a youthful squad, a top-level, experienced signing would make sense. Plus, it’s always nice to see players swap out the dark side of North London!

  9. Trippier is 31 next month Max Aarons is 21. Trippier has maybe 1 top season left, then he will be another Willian. Max Aarons is probably the best young full back prospect in the country with 1 years ahead. So sad to see Arsenal having a mental breakdown. Remember Arteta/Edu, don’t panic, 1 + 1 still equals 2…..don’t make panic decisions, think clearly, with reasoning, and of benefit to our great club. The supporters will still be here when Arteta/Edu are well gone.

    1. 👍 Why can’t Edu and Arteta think so sensibly?
      Imagine the idiocy of including Aubameyang or Lacazette as Atletico Madrid apparently want as part payment for Trippier!
      If AMN has now decided that RB is his best position (finally seeing what every manager he has worked for, has told him), then I would like to see him given a run at RB. He did well in contributing to winning the FA Cup finals and earned an England call up as RB. Tavares also can play RB as well as LB, having played both in Portugal. Portuguese international Soares is also available.
      Any spare transfer funds Arsenal has should be prioritised for midfield; Houssem Aouar and one of Yve Bissouma or Bruno Guimaraes.

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