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Arsenal Prepare Sensible January Move to Sign £10m Dutch International Pair

by The Newshound

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Arsenal are seemingly looking to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window and have been linked with moves to sign two Dutch internationals to help achieve that goal.

TransferMarketWeb claim that Arsenal are the latest in a long list of clubs interested in PSV Eindhoven full-back Jetro Willems.

The teenage left-back was one of the few bright spots in Holland’s disastrous Euro 2012 campaign and the 18 year old has continued to impress in the PSV Eindhoven first team this season.

Arsene Wenger may feel that injury issues and poor form could mean a move to bring in further defensive options is a must. Kieran Gibbs has improved a great deal over the past 18 months but has had more than his fair share of knocks. Andre Santos on the other hand has been woeful when called upon and could be forced out as a result.

This source claims that €6.5m (£5.2m) would be needed to land Willems, which seems a very low price for a young talent with mountains of potential.

Dutch sourceSport10 report that Arsenal will also look to strengthen their goalkeeping option with a move to bring in another Eredivisie talent.

Arsene Wenger is apparently keen on Ajax keeper Kenneth Vermeer. The 26 year old has ably replaced Maarten Stekelenburg as the number one custodian at the Amsterdam club and helped Frank de Boer’s side to a domestic title last term and was handed his first international cap earlier this month.

With both Wojciech Szczesny and Vito Mannone failing to cover themselves in glory this term there could be scope for bringing in another keeper to help matters but one would imagine any such addition would have to entail the sale of one of the current first choice pair, not least because Lukasz Fabianski is still very much on the North London club’s books, albeit the Pole is out with injury at present.

It is claimed that Arsenal are willing to fork out €6m (£4.8m) to sign the Ajax goalie.

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