Since Arsene Wenger admitted at the AGM that he was in the market for a defender in January, there have been many Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with centre-backs, one of which is Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar.
The Dutchman is in the last season of his contract at Villa Park, and it seems that Villa have not made an approach to renew his contract yet, which seems to please the player and his agent.
Vlaar’s agent, Arnold Oosterveer, said in the Mirror: “It is obvious that for Ron, now is the moment to make a nice big move in his career. Ron is very ambitious.
“The situation is ideal for Ron right now. You can imagine that we are not in a hurry. I don’t want to react to the rumour that he will move to either Arsenal or Man United, but Ron is very ambitious.”
Right now I am sure Arsenal fans would accept ANY sort of defensive backup for the rest of the season, but there is no doubt that Vlaar has extensive experience in the Premier League and for the Dutch national side.
I am sure he will appeal to Arsene Wenger as he will be available on the cheap, but do Arsenal fans think he is good enough to be a Gooner?