Arsenal have targeted a move for former Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier, according to The Sun.

The England international departed Tottenham for Atletico Madrid two years ago and has since gone on to win the La Liga title during his time in Spain.

Trippier his since admitted that he was pretty much forced to leave Spurs after then-manager Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy refused to give him assurances over his future, even though he would have been open to staying if they had told him that he would have been in their plans (The Beautiful Game Podcast).

The report claims that Arsenal are keen to sign the England international with Hector Bellerin set to leave, with Mikel Arteta having made him his top target.

Manchester United have also been interested in landing the 31-year-old, but have been unable to agree on a deal after offering £20million, while the Spanish outfit are holding out for £31million.

SpursWeb Opinion

While Trippier wouldn’t be directly crossing the North London divide, it would still leave a sour taste in the mouth of many Spurs supporters if he were to join the Woolwich.

Very few players have made the move and it would be hoped that Trippier would join the exclusive list of those who made the move, hopefully, the nature of his exit from Tottenham will not be a deciding factor.

Ironically, if he were still at Spurs, he would certainly be ahead of Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty in the eyes of many fans to earn the starting berth.

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