Arsenal Join Race To Sign Ajax Teen Sensation Christian Eriksen

Gunners want young Danish international at the Emirates.

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Arsenal have joined the long queue of Premier League clubs keen to sign Ajax midfield player Christian Eriksen at the end of the season.

The young Denmark international has made it clear that he has no intention whatsoever of putting pen to paper on a new contract with the current Eredivisie champions.

SOURCE: fanatix

Do Arsenal really need another technically gifted central midfielder with decent but not brilliant goal-scoring stats?

Well, judging by the above source, the Gunners might just get one after the club entered the race to sign Ajax wonderkid Christian Eriksen. The youngster is almost certain to leave the Amsterdam ArenA this summer, after refusing to extend his current deal with the Eredivisie club, who will likely sell the 20-year-old this summer rather than lose him for free in 2014.

Eriksen has been a revelation for the Dutch giants again this season, scoring ten goals in 40 appearances from midfield including one against Man City in the Champions League.

But do Arsenal need such a player, when a new striker, defensive midfielder, right back and goalkeeper must surely be the priorities for boss Arsene Wenger when the transfer window re-opens on 1 June?

The Gunners already boast Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta and Thomas Rosicky, all of whom can provide creativity from the middle of the park. While Eriksen would undoubtedly complement such players, his addition would be a luxury rather than a necessity.

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