Reports in England suggest that Arsenal are ready to part with two young players in a bid to sign Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka (via The Mirror).
He’s been one of the best defenders in the Premier League this season and Aaron Wan-Bissaka is starting to attract the attention of other clubs.
The 21-year-old is a Crystal Palace youth product but has broken through into the first team in the last twelve months.
Arsenal have their own problems at right-back with the injury to Hector Bellerin and reports suggest that they are considering a move for the Palace man.
The Sun has claimed that Arsenal are ready to offer Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Reiss Nelson as potential makeweights in a move for Wan-Bissaka.
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Maitland-Niles has been playing at right-back in Bellerin’s absence while Reiss Nelson is currently out on loan at Hoffenheim.
It would take a lot to pry a 21-year-old potential England international away from Palace which is perhaps where these reports have come from.
It’s difficult to see this deal happening. Arsenal will have Hector Bellerin back in action by the end of the year so it would feel counterintuitive to sign another young right-back. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is probably a better defender than the Spaniard but Bellerin’s qualities moving forward are certainly more useful to Arsenal under Emery.