Emirates boss may well see uncertainty at Ajax as a situation he could make the most of.
Ajax will be forced to sell a host of their top stars this summer, according to former youth team coach Arnold Muhren. The Amsterdam side’s poor financial situation looks certain to force the sale of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, Dutch number one Maarten Stekelenburg and right-back Gregory van der Wiel; a situation which looks likely to precipitate the departure of Martin Jol to Fulham. (Sport.co.uk)
Arsene Wenger may well be monitoring the situation at the Dutch giants. With Martin Jol set to leave to join Fulham there could be something of a vacuum at the club and all three of the players named by this source could be of interest to the Emirates boss.
The Gunners manager has already been strongly linked with a move for right back Gregory van der Wiel who is also being courted by Bayern Munich. The youngster impressed at the World Cup and seems certain to leave the Eredivisie as he looks to make a step up the footballing ladder.
Luis Suarez is another player who has at one time been a target of the north London club however perhaps the need for another striker is not that great as Marouane Chamakh has made his way to Arsenal. That being said the Uruguayan goal machine could be available on the cheap as the Amsterdam club are in significant financial dire straits.
The goalkeeping area is one that Arsenal have been looking to strengthen and have come close to securing Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer but perhaps giant Dutchman Maarten Steklenburg could be an option.
Wenger will be looking to make other significant signings in the coming weeks as he looks to end a five year silverware drought and taking advantage of the uncertain times set to hit Ajax would be wise. The club are in a healthy financial state and can afford to make wholesale changes as they look to catch up with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United and the club’s loyal supporters would surely be keen on the boss snapping up experienced established players as opposed to yet more up and coming teenage talents.