Arsenal planning to match Tottenham transfer bid for in-form star

Arsenal are reportedly ready to go head-to-head with rivals Tottenham for the transfer of Norwich City right-back Max Aarons.

The 18-year-old is having a hugely impressive campaign in the Championship, and it seems he could soon be set to make the step up to the Premier League.

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According to the Daily Mirror, both Arsenal and Tottenham are tracking the £15million-rated defender, with Unai Emery’s side ready to match whatever offer Spurs make.

Arsenal could certainly do with more depth at the back after an unconvincing season from a number of their defensive players.

Stephan Lichtsteiner has not looked good enough as an option to cover for first-choice right-back Hector Bellerin, so it’s possible there could be an immediate role on offer for Aarons at the Emirates Stadium.

It might be a bit harder for him to make that quick breakthrough at Tottenham, though he could also look at Mauricio Pochettino’s superb record of handing opportunities to, and improving, young English players.

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