The Gunners could have found a solution to their defensive problems, with a controversial move for Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen a great opportunity after the Belgian star revealed his frustration with life at White Hart Lane…
Arsenal are once again in the midst of a severe injury crisis, with their defence in particular left seriously wanting with a number of key players missing.
The solution may be closer to home than Arsene Wenger realises however, with an ideal signing waiting just down the road at White Hart Lane.
One time Gunners target Jan Vertonghen has recently revealed his frustrations over a lack of game time at Tottenham, and it would appear that the Belgian defender does not see eye to eye with new boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The former Ajax man could be the perfect player to solve a number of Wenger’s defensive issues, and with the player seemingly disillusioned with life his arch rivals, now could be the perfect time to tempt him to the Emirates Stadium.
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Wenger was a big fan of Vertonghen before he made the switch to the Lane in 2012, but with the Frenchman viewing him as a future defensive midfielder rather than a centre-back, the Belgium international opted for Tottenham instead.
He may now be regretting that decision, but it’s possible that it is not too late to make amends. A move from Tottenham to the Emirates would no doubt prove controversial, but it has of course been done before.
The Gunners desperately need defensive cover, while Vertonghen just wants to play Premier League football. Could this move prove ideal for both parties?