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£7m Van der Wiel Heading To Arsenal?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is lining up a surprise £7m move for Ajax defender Gregory van der Wiel, who has just one year remaining on his current contract.

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal have been linked with a move for Gregory van der Wiel.

Gregory van der Wiel

Arsenal are lining up a £7m move for Ajax defender Gregory van der Wiel, according to a report by the Mirror.

The full-back has just entered the final year of his contract with the Dutch giants and has so far been unable to agree terms on a fresh deal.

This has lead to speculation over his future with several clubs throughout Europe credited with an interest in the Holland ace.

The Mirror claim Ajax would prefer to sell now rather than risk losing him for free next summer and suggest that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering a £7m move as he continues to re-shape his squad ahead of next season.

The 24-year-old would be keen on a move to the Emirates but the Gunners face stiff competition from Newcastle, who have tabled a £10m double bid for van der Wiel and team-mate Vernun Anita.

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This would be an excellent signing if the Mirror report is accurate. While Carl Jenkinson is a talent, he isn’t ready to be playing week-in week-out at the very top level yet.

There aren’t many better right back’s in Europe than Bacary Sagna, but at 29-years-old and with his fair share of injury problems in recent seasons, Arsenal could really do with having someone to push the Frenchman for a first team place and van der Wiel would be a steal at £7m.

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  1. Alan

    August 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

    He will not join us to be a sub behind sagna. It’s at left back where we really need a class player. Baines?

    • dion

      August 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm

      he is good , but i dont think we really need him , signing a defender is more important . But i will be glad if he comes !

    • Andre Stuart-John

      August 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      Gibbs is solid and Andre Santos will be better in his 2nd season in the PL we need a RB as Sanga has a Broken leg remember

  2. Olanrewaju

    August 6, 2012 at 9:00 am

    Wenger should sign him because may have injury so that i will above to replace him

  3. Akinaf

    August 6, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Pls, arsene wenger sign this dutch full back, so that the squad can be fully completed, but only if robin stays and one (cm) like mvilla is signed.

  4. Wale

    August 6, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Your command of english is too poor @ olanrewaju

  5. Anon

    August 6, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Sounds unbelievable …. Ok, Cazorla* and the Sahin rumours are one thing, but those are players we need, in positions we need.

    I would argue that we need Van der Wiel but but with sagna still at the club and jenkinson young and ready to try his hand, it just seems so unlike wenger to do it.

  6. Chukky

    August 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Arsene wenger should sign the dutch man and should try his possible best to keep hold of Alex song.

  7. Andy Orshio

    August 6, 2012 at 10:39 am

    The guy will be an ideal cover up if Sagna is injured. Wenger should hasten up.

  8. Afolabi Ahmed Alex

    August 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Le profesour kindly sign van der wiel for sagna’s back up in other to avoid the problem we had last season in our right back.pls be hasten mr Wenger.

  9. bc

    August 6, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Van der weil and sagna have both played left back in their career and i would take both over santos. Van der weil is also a very capable centre back and has played right wing many times for ajax. he would be the ideal versatile signing if we dont get yanga-mbwia. sagna is going to need easing back last time we pushed him and look what happened. jenkinson is a raw talent that could probably do with a decent loan spell really though he is a staunch gooner which will make it hard for him to leave.

  10. beje

    August 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Sagna have injuries and we don’t know when he will fully recorver. I think the injury will kick again if Sagna return sooner. VdW is young and he is promising back we need him. Sagna will not be younger again so VdW is a good answer to be his succesor.

  11. Kleef

    August 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Arsenal should sign Van der weil and Victor wanyama. Two Versatile left and right defensive midfielders that also chip in a few goals.
    Nuri Sahin for added creativity in the midfield. He is technically gifted. He likes to move the ball quickly with his super range of passing and sees the pass before receiving it. A sharper version of Fabregas.

  12. animashaun seun

    August 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    mr prof shld sign vdw now cuz we’r always having injury setback n dis has been our achilles heel.go 4 vdw now n make a fulfilled season.up gunners!!

  13. Mastercoded

    August 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Plz wenger sign him

  14. AidanGooner

    August 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    This is rubbish, we have Jenkinson & Bellerin coming through behind Sagna

  15. Chidx

    August 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Van der weil wil be a healthy buy, a good back up for our mechanical Sagna and i knw he can also fit in at left full back position incase Gibbs gets exhausted. A veri good move if it materializes. It seems RVP is having a re-think and if he finally stays and Song stays put, then wit d swoop of Podolski, Giroud, Cazorla and if posible Sahin i think Arsenal wil b a team 2 reckon wit come 2012/13 season. Gunner-4-life!

  16. Andre

    August 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Im pretty sure this deal wont happen, although i can see him settling in well at Arsenal if we try and sign him an Italian club or Man C will come in and snap him up before we can. We do need a CB to replace Djurou and a RB for over though. So why not Sign one that can play both!!!

  17. kojo123

    August 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    pls mr. Wenger sign him for the seek of da team nd club.A huge club like Arsenal should and must have top class players as back ups.we lost both jenkinson nd sagna last term to injury nd had to play Francis out of position with he did well.but vdw will provide competition to the raw talent of jenkinson.

  18. Breezy

    August 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I think what we really need is just a flexible defender,someone who can be confortable @ different positions @ the back.

  19. nafsi44

    August 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Wenger should really try hard to seal the signing of van der wiel as we lack quality RB excepting Sagna who is injury prone

  20. KK

    August 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Bring him in and keep Song, please!!!

  21. Squarzoh

    August 14, 2012 at 10:04 am

    If truly we wnt 2 compete 4 title, wenger should pls sign van dar wiel & keep hold of song

  22. Squarzoh

    August 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

    If truly we wnt 2 compete 4 title, wenger should pls sign van dar wiel & keep song

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