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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.

Van Dijk admits desire to play for Arsenal

Arsenal have been linked with the Celtic defender Virgil Van Dijk since the end of the summer transfer window and it looked odds on that he would be moving to the Emirates in January, but it seems that Arsene Wenger is playing it cool so far.

It has been rumoured that Celtic are holding out for £10million before letting the Dutchman move to the Premier League, but the player himself has now basically issued a come-and-get-me plea to the Gunners. “It’s [Van Dijk’s time at Celtic] gone awfully quickly,” he was quoted as saying in De Telegraaf.

Should Arsenal just pay the £8million for Celtic’s Van Dijk?

Last summer it was variously reported that Arsenal had made a last-minute bid to sign Celtic’s talented Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk only to be rejected by the Scottish Champions because they had no time to bring in an adequate replacement.

I must admit I was of the opinion that the Gunners would be going back again as soon as the January window opened to ease our ongoing defensive injury problems, but there has been no more mention of the matter, despite the player himself admitting that he would be very keen on making the move to the Emirates.

Arsenal told to FORGET about defender transfer target!

There have already been many centre backs linked with a potential move to the Emirates in the January transfer window. One of the players that seems to be one of the favourites, at least according to a growing number of Arsenal transfer rumours, is the young Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk.

But the Celtic star’s manager Ronny Deila has suggested that it would be a waste of time for Arsene Wenger to try signing van Dijk for Arsenal over the next month or so. As Sky Sports have reported, the Celtic boss has claimed that the 23-year old, who signed for the Scottish champions from Groningen last summer, is more than happy where he is.

Arsenal warned transfer target will cost BIG money

I really hope that Arsene Wenger’s comments the other day about how hard it was to find good quality players available in the January transfer window, at the same time as praising the Arsenal left back Nacho Monreal on his ability to cover at the centre of defence does not mean that us fans are in for more frustration in the transfer market.

Assuming that the manager has not changed his mind, however, and still accepts that the Gunners are dangerously short of defensive options, it will be interesting to see which player, or players, the Frenchman goes for in January to strengthen his squad.

Is this Dutchman Arsenal’s new defender in January

Every Arsenal fan was left bamboozled this summer when Arsene Wenger allowed Thomas Vermaelen to leave (and Carl Jenkinson to go out on loan) but failed to bring in adequate replacements. The Frenchman admitted that he had made a mistake when he told fans at the annual AGM: ‘I agree we could have bought one more player but we didn’t find one.

‘But we will try in January to rectify that because we are a bit short because of the injuries we’ve had.’

Will Virgil transfer be F.A.B for Arsenal?

It was good for Arsenal fans to hear Arsene Wenger state this week that he knew that the Gunners are short on the defensive side of the squad and declare that he expects to be able to solve the situation in the January transfer window.

Hopefully the defensive crisis will not be as bad by then, with our France international right back Mathieu Debuchy supposed to be fit again around the end of the year, but the current problems have shown that we are very vulnerable to injury.

Arsenal to go back for deadline day defender

Everyone knows that Arsenal desperately needed another central defender during the transfer window, and according to the Mail, Arsene Wenger tried to make a last minute move for the Celtic star Virgil van Dijk.

The 23 year-old has only been with Celtic for one season, but was named Player’s Player of the season so he must have made a big impression in his first season. So perhaps its no wonder that Celtic were a bit loathe to lose him on deadline day….

Arsenal transfer rumours – Grenier, Wanyama and Fellaini

According to unconfirmed media reports in France, Arsenal have made an official bid for Clement Grenier who seemed to be staying at Lyon a few weeks ago. Arsene Wenger apparently tabled around an £8 Million bid but the Lyon club president rejected it straight away.

Grenier has only one year on his contract and Lyon will have to be careful in this deal or they could face losing one of their best players for nothing. Arsenal are expected to come back with another bid in the coming days, according to the rumour.

Does Wanyama to Saints mean Arsenal target is Fellaini?

One of the players most likely to join Arsenal as the new defensive midfielder this summer, or so we were led to believe, was the Celtic and Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama. That transfer is starting to look dead in the water, unless Arsene Wenger is planning some quick action in the next few days, because Southampton have apparently agreed a fee with the Scottish champions.

Wanyama again confirms Arsenal talks

Last week there were utterings from the Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama that he was wanted by Arsenal, but since then he has been on international duty with Kenya, but he has re-affirmed that his agent is still continuing the talks with Celtic and the Gunners while he has been playing in the World Cup Qualifiers.

“It’s not a good time to talk about this, but right now I still have a contract with Celtic,” Wanyama said yesterday on Kenyan TV. “I’m still their player. If anything comes up that is good for me and good for the club, then I’ll move on.

Wanyama hints at Arsenal transfer – Do we want him?

Arsenal and Wanyama by Stefan

Victor Wanyama has admitted that he is in talks with several clubs over a possible transfer in the coming weeks. This news will come as a good and positive sign to the Arsenal fans who have been calling for the club to sign him up immediately, although Wanyama refused to reveal which clubs were talking to him, meaning that it could be several totally unexpected foreign clubs.