Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have stormed out in a hissy fit this afternoon, not quite believing the reports they are reading.
The Daily Express cites that Chelsea will not offer a new contract to 19-year-old defender Ola Aina and Arsenal will move quickly to land the youth prospect on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The Gunners are set to lose Mathieu Debuchy this year and won’t want that position to be looking weak for too long, with Aina, primarily a right-sided defender, drafted in to provide cover for the excellent Hector Bellerin.
With Branislav Ivanovic and Cesar Azpilicueta ahead of him in the Chelsea squad for a position on the right-side of defence, it seems extremely unlikely that Aina will get any game time before the end of the current campaign.
Whilst our Blues punters accept it makes sense to let the youth product leave, they’re concerned that Aina will shine with Arsenal- and they still haven’t got over the blow of seeing Petr Cech adorn their rival’s colours on a weekly basis.
Arsenal fans, do you need more right-sided defenders? Let us know in the comments below!