Three potential right-backs for Arsenal

Sport360 staff 19:40 16/01/2017
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With Carl Jenkison expected to leave the club and uncertainty over Mathieu Debuchy’s future, Arsenal are in desperate need of an option at right-back.

Although Hector Bellerin has been a majestic presence since joining the club in 2013, the Spaniard is currently sidelined with an ankle ligament injury.

Back-up options at right-black are slim and Arsene Wenger needs to address the problem if the Gunners are to keep up the pressure on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League.

Here, we take a look at three options.

AINSLEY MAITLAND-NILES (ARSNAL U23S)

The 19-year-old has made two appearances for Arsenal in the league cup this year, and looks a bright prospect for the future.

Predominantly a winger, he has featured in match day squads for the senior team after impressing for the U23 side.

It seems like the perfect option for the club to bring in Maitland-Niles and will require little financial investment.

DJIBRIL SIDIBE (MONACO)

The 24-year-old rejected a bid from Arsenal during the summer although he does see his future in the Premier League.

Prising the young Frenchman away from the South of France may be difficult with Bellerin already the first-choice right-back, but his versatility would ensure game time.

Sibide has been in glittering form since signing from Lille in July, scoring two goals and providing two assists in 17 games.

RICK KARSDORP (FEYENOORD)

At 21, Karsdrop is already one of the best right backs in the Eredivisie and will be a central figure as Feyenoord bid for a first league title since 1999.

His pin-point passing and crossing ability is a major outlet for the Rotterdam club and he’s provided three assists this term.

One of Bellerin’s weaknesses is his aerial ability, something that Karsdorp excels in.

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