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Arsenal transfer: £17m-rated warrior suggests he'd love to play for Gunners

A report by De Telegraaf has claimed that Arsenal target Teun Koopmeiners was a fan of the Gunners as a child. The AZ Alkmaar star has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer.

It is claimed that Atalanta also want him, but the latest suggestions are that he might prefer a move to Arsenal.

Koopmeiners is a defensive midfielder and last season he scored 15 goals and registered five assists in the Eredivisie during 2020/21.

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That sort of form has earned him rave reviews, but sadly for AZ Alkmaar, it has also alerted other clubs.

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Koopmeiners is the current captain of the Dutch outfit and they’ll want to receive a good deal for his services.

The 23-year-old is thought to be available for around £17 million and Arsenal are among a clutch of clubs keen to sign him.

No decision has yet been made by Koopmeiners though and it’ll be interesting to see if the Gunners do make a concrete move for the player.

Future star: Arsenal should go all out for Koopmeiners

Mikel Arteta will definitely want to try and add a midfielder or two to his ranks this summer. Granit Xhaka could leave, whilst Dani Ceballos is back at Real Madrid.

Koopmeiners would be a sound investment in the future. At 23 he has bags of time to continue improving and with reports claiming he loved Arsenal as a child, he’d surely welcome the move.

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It’s imperative the Gunners strengthen this summer. They were awful at times during 2020/21 and can’t afford another eighth-place finish this time around.

Koopmeiners could be just the player to take them to the next level.

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