Brilliant Belgian Star Desperate To Join Arsenal!

The Arsenal transfer target Jan Vertonghen has spoken yet again about his interest in joining the Gunners in the summer if the Premiership side will be able to agree on terms with the club he currently plays for, Ajax.

According to the defensive star he already went to visit Arsenal’s stadium in the second Champions League leg against AC Milan, but he didn’t sign with the Gunners yet and Wenger didn’t speak of any potential deal with Ajax.

“I have instructed my agent carefully. He knows which clubs I want to join, and Arsenal are one of them,” he said.

“Arsenal are a magnificent club and I hear a lot of good things about English football,” he added. “If a club of Arsenal’s calibre can reach agreement with Ajax, then I will gladly go over.

“I haven’t signed anything with them yet. But I went to watch them against Milan, together with my Ajax team-mate Siem de Jong, after Vermaelen invited us.”

Vertonghen will probably have to adapt to playing on different positions if he’ll join Arsenal. He usually acts as a central defender at Ajax, but he’s a defensive midfielder when playing for Belgium and the Gunners will probably need him as a midfielder as well judging on the quite large number of talented central defenders the club already has.
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Arsenal desperately need three points tonight to remain in contention

Arsene Wenger has had a difficult January coping with an extensive injury list andwidespread criticism for not bring in reinforcements, but a win tonight against Bolton could begin the Gunners race back up the table.

Last night Liverpool won to leapfrog Arsenal into fifth place, but Chelsea’s (lucky) draw at fortress Swansea means that the Gunners could move to within three points of the coveted fourth place by the end of the day.

Jack Wilshere’s setback is a blow to Wenger, but with six players returning to the squad since the last League defeat, Arsenal should no longer be able to use the queue at the medical centre as an excuse any more.

With a win tonight and another against Blackburn at the Emirates on Saturday, Arsenal could draw level with Chelsea before the mis-firing Blues take on an in-form Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, therefore increasing the pressure on Andre Villas-Boas to get a result against the reigning Champions.

Considering Arsenal’s recent League form this may be an optimistic hope, but if Wenger can pull it off it will go some way to restoring wenger’s standing in the eyes of Arsenal fans.