Posted on January 18, 2015 by ADMIN

Dutchman trying HARD to help Wenger’s Arsenal transfer problems

Arsenal fans are used to seeing the club linked with lots of different players in different positions, especially in the run up to and during a transfer window. But Arsene Wenger;s words this week suggested that all these Arsenal transfer rumours are not just guesswork, at least not all of them.

As our Just Arsenal contributor James wrote today, the Arsenal boss has admitted to having various target defenders to strengthen the squad but he is having difficulty getting them, especially as their clubs are not keen to sell in the January transfer window.

We know that Wenger does not like to spend to much money and it seems that clubs are asking more than he thinks players are worth. But at least one of our target defenders seems to be trying to help Wenger out on this front, as a report in The Mirror has revealed.

The young, powerful and talented Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk has spoken out to welcome interest from Arsenal and suggested that he would be very keen on becoming a Gunner. And he has gone further, by claining that his current club Celtic are being unrealistic with their £10 million valuation of him that could stop his transfer to Arsenal this season.

The 23-year old said, “”I am now 23 and have played at Willem II, FC Groningen and Celtic and am now linked to clubs like Arsenal. Isn’t that great?

“There are a lot of clubs interested, but Celtic is holding onto a big transfer fee. The club is clear: they don’t want to let me go in the winter, because we’re playing for four trophies.

“I understand the point of view from the club and I see it as a compliment that they don’t want to let me go. But we have to be realistic. If there’s a nice club from England, we have to talk. I want to develop myself as a player, that’s for sure.”

Now if he was to hand in a transfer request it would certainly make Wenger’s job easier. But will van Dijk’s words facilitate his move to north London?

Share Button


41 thoughts on “Dutchman trying HARD to help Wenger’s Arsenal transfer problems

    1. muffdiver

      oh no.
      dijk and coq on the same team. no no we need to balance this out-
      we will get slaughtered on the terraces
      is there defenders on the market called muff- or le-brest, ver-jynna perhaps?

      Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 69 Thumb down 8

  1. Arsenal Fan

    Will he become the top talent valued at £20m + ?
    Dominate matches and offer solid performances?

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 33 Thumb down 2

  2. muffdiver

    we love coq here at arsenal.

    we will almost cetrainly love some dijk too

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 50 Thumb down 4

  3. Matt

    In the summer, get rid of Arteta and Flamini, sign a top quality CDM and have the new CDM and Coquelin as backup. In my opinion, Flamini and Arteta are deadwood, Arteta’s legs are starting to go and he always seems to be injured now.

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 57 Thumb down 9

  4. ArseneIsYourDaddy

    If you were managing Celtic and you were in the Europa league, and 2nd in the Scottish table trying to be #1, would you sell your best defender?

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 34 Thumb down 2

    1. Champagne Charlie

      yes because 10mil buys them about 4 good players for that league. And they’ll win the league at a canter

      Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 27 Thumb down 0

    1. Ks-Gunner

      if sez was a problem, the problem was Wenger, if that is not to much of a problem to understand 😐

      Opinions divided. What do you think? Thumb up 14 Thumb down 14

  5. haywill

    Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

    Out of tune?. Like or Dislike: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 38

    1. Midkemma

      Clint Dempsy? Oooh see how he has moved like a lot of players from other nationalities?

      Nation doesn’t make you loyal you fool, it’ll be like claiming a gender can’t do football or a skin colour is worse at X when compared to a white person….

      Should get an Englishman as they are loyal, look at John Terry!

      See, can be done for any nation if you can be bothered to look for them, the nationality doesn’t matter, it is the individual.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 4

      1. DaveJay

        Because we don’t have a Dutchman immortalised in bronze at the Emirates…

        Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

      2. haywill

        we dont cuz rvp betrayed us i loved him but i dont want his statue anywhere around the emirates that would hurt us 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

        Rate this comment: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 10

    2. mohawk

      Good and bad people everywhere – nationality is only an issue when it comes to diving.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 12 Thumb down 0

    3. dewata

      Bergkamp is a loyal non flying dutch. If your opinion acceptable, just imagine how many players from France and even England we have to boycott.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 0

  6. atid

    Does anyone really think he is better than our 3rd choice centre back? Chambers.

    If u do then u are more deluded than wenger, dick van dijk is a decent cb in the Scottish premier league, he plays really well against the top scorers there Greg Stewart, Adam rooney, Antony Andrue, Billy mckay. I rest my case

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 12

    1. Bigvalbowski

      And Koz was a 30 million pound young prodigy playing for PSG when Wenger scooped him up?Your logic for passing on VVD is based on the tiresome rehetoric that he isnt WC or Arsenal quality. He would be a fantastic youthful addition to the squad and would take over for Per next year. I can assure you Im not as deluded as Le Prof, gave watched the lad impress on many occasions.

      Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 21 Thumb down 0

      1. atid

        Yes but watched him impress where? Ffs mate we are talking about a league where my old grannies could impress. If u are watching Scottish football it says it all, please fella get a life stop watching that crap and scouting players from it. I swear to u I am a scout myself I coach for a top level team on Saturdays. Vvd is about as good as semi ajayi, why waste ur money?

        Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 13

        1. Sacrificial_Pizza

          I am sure you coach a top level FIFA 15 club. Stop scouting from Scotland, eh? Wanayama for recent memory certainly has looked terrible, surely there is no talent out there

          Rate this comment: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 1

      2. proffetic

        Me too. This boy is the real deal. Playing in Scotland is too easy for him. He is ready for the real challenge and he wont need anyone to protect him. I say move now before someone else does.

        Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Midkemma

    “We know that Wenger does not like to spend to much money”
    Wenger with Dein broke our own record, Wenger after Dein broke Arsenals own record… Wenger with Gazidis and we finally break our own record after over half a decade of selling the best starts we have and it is supposingly Wenger who doesn’t like to spend?

    Wenger????

    Gazidis has openly claimed Wenger has no clue about a players worth, just that he wants or does not want that player…

    So again I ask, Wenger doesn’t like to spend?????

    Just to highlight, Wenger broke Arsenals transfer record with Arshavin and a few months after Gazidis gets installed and we spend years where the only expendature we made was majoritly recouperated via sales.

    Arshavin was after the stadium move so even after the stadium move Wenger still looked to get quality in and PAID FOR IT.

    Wenger doesn’t like to pay? PMSL! Ignorant view from so called fans who read the daily star/sun/etc and think that is what must be happening as they can’t think for themselves and look for the evidence.

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 22 Thumb down 6

  8. Seetsuma

    I would love to bring in Van Dijk, I’ve said this from day 1. He’s tall, pacey, strong in the air and good enough on the ball to play DM when necessary. Sadly, Celtic will not sell him until June. He’s entirely too important for them. They’ve got 4 legitimate trophies to win, and will have less than 2 weeks to find a replacement.

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 2

    1. Hafiz Rahman

      van dirk is a DM now? so when will he become a striker?

      the hold up play..

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 9

  9. henry12

    As much as I love our squad right now I cannot wait for our youth team to become the first xl

    ——Akpom——-
    Niles–Crowley–Gnabry
    —Zelalem–Bielik—
    ?–Chambers–Hayden–Bellerin

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 23 Thumb down 3

    1. The Analyzer

      Robinson/ Ormonde-Ottewill. Note that Robinson is a left winger who has impressed at left back since the injury of Ormonde-Ottewill so he is likely to become a left back ahead of O-O.

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0

  10. mohawk

    We can all rest easy now. Michael Owen says the Arsenal win over City was deserved. What a relief.

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 23 Thumb down 0

    1. mohawk

      2 good DMs is essential but…… your timing for criticizing Coq is the worst. He has been great in every game since his return. What do you want from him anyway???

      Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 38 Thumb down 1

    2. Bigvalbowski

      Perfect timing for an assinine comment, well judged. FC has been a revelation the last month for the Gunners

      Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 0

  11. Enigmaticben

    I sincerely don’t see Wenger getting the so-called world class DM that we all are clamouring for,not with the performances Coqelin has put in since his recall from Charlton

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 2

  12. fred cowardly

    Could somebody rank these players from best to worst?

    Schar
    Mertsacker
    Koscielny
    hummels
    van dijk
    Reid
    chambers
    howedes

    Thanks

    Rate this comment: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Comments are closed.