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Arsenal Eye £10m Van Dijk

Arsenal Eye £10m Van Dijk

–As Wenger’s top January transfer target

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made £10m-rated Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk his top January transfer target after a recent scouting mission, according to reports.

The Gunners boss sent a spy to watch the 23-year-old in action at Dundee United last Sunday, claims The Sun.

Wenger is now set to approve a bid for the former Netherlands Under-21 international next month.

Arsenal have found themselves short of centre-halves so far this season, with left-back Nacho Monreal and right-back Mathieu Debuchy both required to fill in at centre-back on occasions.

Van Dijk is seen as both a useful alternative to Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny, who has struggled with injury this season, and a defender who can play out from the back to initiate the Gunners’ passing game.

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