Journalist Ekrem Konur has revealed that Serge Aurier has been offered to Arsenal despite only leaving rivals Tottenham Hotspur three days ago.
The Lowdown: All change at N17
The right-back hadn’t featured for the north London outfit since their 3-1 defeat at Leeds United in May and has found minutes hard to come by at the start of the 2021/22 season, with Nuno choosing to go with Japhet Tanganga in all three of their opening league games.
Following his release, Aurier is now free to move to a new club and Arsenal could be a likely destination for the 28-year-old given their troublesome start to the campaign.
The latest: Talks can begin
Konur stated on his Twitter that Aurier ‘has been offered to Arsenal’ and the Gunners can ‘start talks with the player’, despite Tuesday’s deadline.
After loaning Hector Bellerin out to Real Betis, Arsenal have only Cedric Soares to play at right-back, with Calum Chambers filling in when required.
The journalist’s claim that the former-Spurs man has been offered to Arsenal, after making over 100 appearances for the Lillywhites, will come as a shock to both sets of fans in north London.
The verdict: Short-term solution
The potential arrival of Aurier at the Emirates Stadium is a quick fix for Mikel Arteta’s side, who have leaked nine goals in their opening three games and sit bottom of the table.
Since his arrival from Southampton, Cedric has failed to add that security needed whilst Chambers’ best position is at centre-half.
With Bellerin’s departure confirmed, the arrival of Aurier would add experience and quality to a struggling backline for the North London side.
And while the former PSG man may be an upgrade on the current options available to Arteta, Spurs fans would surely enjoy seeing their cast-offs brought in to rescue Arsenal’s perilous early season form.
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