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Liverpool may have blocked Arsenal signing right-back perfect for Mikel Arteta this summer

Liverpool may have inadvertently blocked Arsenal‘s attempts to sign the perfect right-back for Mikel Arteta’s style of play. Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing RB Leipzig star Tyler Adams. However, Liverpool’s purchase of Ibrahima Konate could put a stop to any deal.

Arsenal are in the market for a right-back this summer.

Hector Bellerin is widely expected to leave the club in this window, with Atletico Madrid, Real Betis and Villarreal all linked with the Spaniard.

Calum Chambers and Cedric Soares were also both used last season but Arteta wants to bring in a first-choice player in that position.

Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey, Norwich’s Max Aarons and Barcelona’s Emerson Royal have all been reported as targets for the Gunners.

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Arteta also wants to add depth behind Kieran Tierney at left-back.

The upcoming campaign will be the first full pre-season Arteta has had in charge of the Gunners.

And the Spaniard is hopeful that can have an impact on his side’s performances.

He said: “It’s very challenging circumstances but we’ve tried to stick together and do our best [last season]. It’s not been enough.

“We have to be very critical of ourselves, of myself, and then prepare the best possible way for next season to take advantage of that.

“Hopefully we can have the pre-season that I haven’t had, and have time to work with those players and try to be a better team.”


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