Arsenal Close In On £9m Dutch Starlet: Arsene Wants Ajax Man

Emirates boss ready to make summer move for talented full back.

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Sports News - November 27, 2008

Arsene Wenger will make a summer swoop for Dutch youngster Gregory van der Wiel. The Gunners boss is a big admirer of the Ajax right back and is looking to snap up the 22 year old as part of a big summer spending spree designed to bring an end to the silverware drought.

As one of the best run clubs in the Premier League with money to spend on reinforcements Arsenal will be looking to bring in some top notch additions and Wenger is eying up the talented full back to offer real competition for Bacary Sagna who himself has been linked with a move to Inter Milan.

Van der Wiel is an exciting attack minded defender who is now a regular in the Dutch national team and also has an eye for goal and is often a pivotal part of the Amsterdam side’s attacking displays but is also very good at dealing with the opposition and would certainly be excited about a move to the Premier League.

Arsenal may find it hard to persuade former Tottenham boss Martin Jol to allow the £9m rated youngster to leave but if he may have no choice but to sell if the player’s head is turned by the interest shown by the north London side.

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