Dutch newspaper AD claims that Arsenal are ready to bring in Ajax’s international star Gregory Van Der Wiel, who at the age of 24 has already become an instrumental player for the Netherlands international squad.
After being closely linked with a move to Chelsea throughout the summer but apparently not agreeing over personal terms, the Dutchman seems to be now close to a move to London, where Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger might be his new coach. The Frenchman has admitted earlier this summer that they will still be looking to transfer a midfielder and a defender, so AD’s supposition makes sense given the fact that Sagna isn’t yet ready for action and the Gunners are short in the right-back.
Richard Law, an executive at Arsenal, has refused to speak about the link declaring:
“I cannot confirm or deny. We never make announcements on transfer issues.”
Arsene Wenger’s attempts to bring in Van der Wiel might succeed given the fact that the International defensive star has stated his strong interest to leave the Netherlands Eredivisie several times this summer. With Jenkinson now the only option for the right-back position for a while at Arsenal, the move is probably the best one Wenger can make at the moment except for bringing in a top midfielder.