Arsenal to submit improved offer for £50m Manchester United target, Arteta is a fan

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Arsenal are hoping to sign the Ajax defender Jurrien Timber during the summer transfer window.

A report from Daily Mail claims that the Gunners have had a £30 million bid rejected for the 22-year-old defender.

Apparently, Mikel Arteta is a fan of the player and he wants to sign the Dutchman before the window closes. The Gunners are now preparing to intensify their efforts to sign the player and submit an improved offer for him.

Ajax value the player at around £50 million but it seems unlikely that Arsenal will pay that kind of money for him. It is fair to assume that the two clubs will have to reach a compromise in order for the transfer to go through.

Timber is likely to be tempted to join Arsenal this summer. Apparently, the defender is a target for Manchester United as well.

The Red Devils need to add more depth to their defence if Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof move on in search of regular playing time this summer.

It is no secret that Arsenal need to add more quality and depth to their defensive unit as well. The injury to William Saliba towards the end of the campaign derailed their title race and Arsenal cannot afford to be in that position once again.

The Gunners are back in the Champions League and they will need a bigger and bigger squad to compete on all fronts.

Timber in Champions League action for Ajax this season

Timber could prove to be a quality acquisition for the North London club.

The 22-year-old is extremely comfortable on the ball and he can operate as a central defender as well as a full-back. His versatility will be an added bonus.

If Arsenal can sign him for a reasonable price this summer, the move could prove to be a masterstroke in the long run.

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  1. I am completely clueless whenever it comes to football but i have always supported arsenal football club as a fan recently the club have some improvement which i am happy about but i am totally disgusted with the way each transfer window we behave as a buying club we all know Rice is not worth 100 million so lets not fool our self so if we are not willing to pay that price we should leave him

  2. Rice money is way too much, but if our manager sees him as the player to improve our team, so be it. the only one things i don’t understand with us is slow pace we go when we need to buy players.

  3. My take on Rice is that hi is not worth 100m, not even close to it. He’s not an upgrade to Party or Xhaka.We can use that money to get 2 quality midfielder elsewhere, even from premiership teams.

  4. We need a remedy and rice and lavia could be a good mix,artetas back is against the wall now he has to go through with it after xhaka gone and partey going

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