Areus has some good spells at his disposal which is certainly a good thing since his reaction times never really seem to be on point. He’s a good character but one who struggles a lot along the way. He needs to learn that he isn’t the strongest swordsman out there and what better way to learn than by getting wrecked by Ichigo? Ichigo is far faster and stronger than Areus so the outcome is clear. Ichigo wins.