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Arsenal Transfer News: Dutchman Linked With Gunners Switch

Arsenal are interested in signing Ajax full back Gregory van der Wiel, as boss Arsene Wenger looks to add a versatile defender to his squad in the next 48 hours

As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news. Today, Arsenal are linked with a Dutch full back.

Gregory van der Wiel

Arsenal are interested in signing Ajax full back Gregory van der Wiel, according to talkSPORT.

The 24-year-old had made it clear he would be open to a move away from the club after five years in Amsterdam, and Arsenal along with Chelsea and Newcastle have been linked with a move in recent months.

talkSPORT claim the Gunners are now considered as favourites to sign van der Wiel with boss Arsene Wenger keen to add a versatile defender to his ranks before the window slams shut on Friday night.

First choice right back Bacary Sagna has been plagued with injury problems over the past year, breaking his leg on two occasions, and Wenger is keen to strengthen that side of his defence.  The Frenchman is also hoping to find a player that can cover at centre-back – something van der Wiel is comfortable at doing.

Arsenal executive Richard Law was coy with his response when questioned about the reported interest in the Dutch international, refusing to confirm nor deny the speculation.

“I cannot confirm or deny. We never make announcements on transfer issues.”

Law is quoted as saying by talkSPORT

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Van der Wiel has become one of the most highly-rated right back’s in Europe after breaking into the Ajax first team in 2008, and has gone on to make 126 appearances for the club as well as becoming a regular for the Holland national team.

Would you like to see van der Wiel arrive at the Emirates? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Nic-gunners-sa

    August 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

    think he would be a solid addition to our squad

  2. alhassan toure

    August 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

    arsene wenger shd look @ SPURS to strength the team.we the supts ware hurting please…..

  3. adesokan owolabi

    August 30, 2012 at 10:02 am

    i tink is ok! Bt Gunners need to be put more effort. Elyer de bete,Gunners 4lif

  4. Dafe

    August 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Wenger pls sign cabaye vander wiel and a striker like defoe or llorente becos they look like predator in the box 18

  5. irfangunners

    August 30, 2012 at 10:24 am

    i think it will be a very good additional to the team as carl jenkinson is not ready as the first team right back.Arsenal fc should move fast to sign a offensive and defensive such as Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote to streghten the squad to be the champion again

  6. Roland C Rozario

    August 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

    My Wish List….
    The signings of >
    Cabaye, Van Der Weil and Defoe

    • emmanuelson deji

      August 30, 2012 at 11:08 am

      defoe?? 10k God u said your wish.

  7. piac

    August 30, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Loriente,tiote/m vila and van der well then arsenal is much as arsenal is selling some players,I will love to see Diaby and jerou join them

  8. ondgooner

    August 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Why not we sign everybody?

  9. Young gunna

    August 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Greetings 2 al ma fellow gunner’s i wish 2 state dat our team needs more xperience strike force n defencive playmaker to achieve our aim(trophyz) d mildfielders are we luk 4ward 2 niu signings

  10. Matthew Virgo

    August 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    If Van Der Wiel signs for Arsenal then they will have a shot at the title despite their bad start to the season without RVP.

  11. Mailafiya keffi

    August 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Pls wenger buy these players for us, vander weil , m vila and cabaye . With these players the sky will be the limit. Up gunners !

  12. Alicat

    August 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Gregory van der Wiel is fine going forward, but is not a good defender at all. That dutch side in the Euros was poor, but he actually managed to stand out as being one of the worst which doesn’t bode well. This guy is overrated!

  13. Atolagbe Temidayo

    August 30, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Van dar weil is a good defencive option for arsenal ( gunners 4 life)

  14. Ibrahim Ahmed hinson

    August 30, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    The dutchman is good player arsenal should sign him

  15. jabaroni

    August 31, 2012 at 3:17 am

    pleased buy van der weil + yann m’villa + isco (malaga) or loan (afalley)

  16. Sandeep

    August 31, 2012 at 4:55 am

    He is not going to buy anyone. Just another trophyless year. To invest is a bigger problem for arsenal. All board members and higher authorities are making money and we fans are made to look like idiots. Whatever happens i am Gunner 4 Life. I pray for best to happen.

  17. nugusu

    August 31, 2012 at 6:22 am

    plse wenger don’t talk sing them

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