Arsenal Set For Disappointment As Target Signs New Deal

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Arsene Wenger will have to look elsewhere after this news from Germany…

Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar has signed a new contract with Schalke, effectively ending the speculation linking him with Arsenal, according to the Daily Mail.

The new deal is a two year extension, which means the poacher is now tied to the club until 2017.

Despite only having joined in 2010, the prolific striker has climbed Schalke’s scoring charts, and is now second behind Klaus Fischer.

His deadly finishing and aerial ability has allowed the Netherlands international to score an impressive 101 goals in 160 appearances for the club.

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He won the German cup with the club at the end of his first season, and was Bundesliga top scorer in 2012 with 29 goals.

Huntelaar’s spell at Real Madrid was considered a failure, although the 31-year-old had a 50% scoring rate in Spain.

Arsenal had been linked with a move for the striker, but the return of Olivier Giroud to form and fitness has reduced their need for another targetman.

A move to Manchester United was also mooted, as Huntelaar had worked with the new Red Devils boss Louis Van Gaal in the Dutch national team.

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