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.
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.
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