Arsene Wenger may have changed his mind about trying to sign Ajax keeper Kenneth Vermeer for Arsenal after seeing the 26-year old ship four goals at home to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions league. Vermeer should have done much better with at least two of the goals, and his display could cost the Dutch champions as they now have no chance of qualifying for the next stages and are in danger of losing the Europa league place to Manchester City.
It was reported earlier in the week that Wenger was planning a £5 million raid for Vermeer, who made his full international debut in the recent friendly against Germany. His impressive display in that match brought him to the attention of the Arsenal boss, but the Frenchman may be having second thoughts now. Vermeer was beaten at his near post, palmed a shot into the path of an opposing player and failed to close down Lewandowski at the back post for Dortmund’s fourth.
Maybe it was an off night for Vermeer, but Arsenal do not need another keeper who is prone to making mistakes. Surely Wenger would be better off with an old and reliable pair of hands who can help with the progress of the young keepers at Arsenal, while being ready to step in and do a job without nerves. Either that, or a keeper that will really push Szczesny for his place, forcing the Polish international to up his game. Any thoughts Gooners?