According to a report by The Mirror, Arsenal may be considering the signing of a backup right-back in addition to their primary big-name targets this summer. The club’s right-back options have been slim lately, with Takehiro Tomiyasu out injured and Cedric Soares on loan.
Although Tomiyasu’s return will give manager Mikel Arteta two strong options, including Ben White, signing another right-back could still be a wise decision. The club cannot rely on Tomiyasu’s fitness, and even if he is fit, he can always play minutes in the center-back position. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from NextBet.
Tomiyasu is more than capable in a more central role, which is where he frequently plays for his country. So a new signing wouldn’t necessarily mean the end of his chances under Arteta.
Cedric appears unlikely to have a long-term future at Arsenal, and he will most likely seek a move in the summer. As to whether Arsenal believes Timothy Castagne is the ideal candidate to fill that potentially vacant spot in the squad, only time will tell.
The 27-year-old Leicester man has made 39 appearances this season, providing four assists and scoring two goals. He has also been a regular for Belgium since 2018, making 31 appearances and playing every minute of their recent World Cup campaign.
Leicester City is currently in a relegation battle, sitting in 18th place and two points behind Everton, with upcoming fixtures against Liverpool, Newcastle United, and West Ham United. If they get relegated, Arsenal might hope to secure Castagne at a lower price, as his contract expires in 2025. Get all the latest updates from the Premier League only on NextBet Sports.