One classy Dutchman set to replace the other at Arsenal in January

Arsenal are leading the chase to sign Klaas-Jan Huntelaar in the January transfer window who would be available on a cut-price value of £6m.

The 29-year-old has less than one year left in his contract at German outfit Schalke and would be moving out this winter with several English clubs eyeing his signature.

Huntelaar always had a soft spot for Arsenal but he feared the deal would never materialize as long as fellow compatriot Robin van Persie was there.

With the departure of the former Gunners skipper to Manchester United this summer, the door is left ajar for the former Ajax star to try his luck at the Emirates this January.

Several other English clubs like Liverpool and Everton are also monitoring his situation and according to reports scouts of those clubs are keeping a close eye on him.

Erik Meijer, ex-Liverpool striker who has the same agent (Arnold Oosterveer) as Huntelaar, confirmed: “According to the information I have, Huntelaar will be gone in the winter. Arsenal are the favourites.”

Huntelaar was the top scorer in the Bundesliga last season having scored 29 league goals and has bagged nine goals already in all competitions this season.

2 comments to One classy Dutchman set to replace the other at Arsenal in January

  • victor peter

    try and capture him for us arsene, go get him he is the right man for us.

  • dboy

    An Arsenal fan group, Where Has Our Arsenal Gone? are planning a demonstration before the Gunners’ clash with Swansea City on December 1, against a perceived lack of action from the club’s board.

    Supporters will demand that minority shareholder Alisher Usmanov be given a seat on the board and a change Arsenal’s ticketing policy which sees them offer the most expensive season ticket in the country at £1,955.
    Other issues to be raised include player wages and contracts, while they are also set to demand to know who decides which players are brought into the club. Why is Arsene Wenger not taken to task on poor performances etc.Who is responsible for poor depth in the team? Who is responsible for poor team selection? Who is responsible for Motivating the team?

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    “We have done this before [in May 2011] and the turnout was a few hundred. I’d safely say that number will be quite a bit bigger this time.”

    A tense club AGM was held last month that saw manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis grilled on the club’s matchday pricing and lack of success on the pitch.

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