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Arsenal are interested in Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk, according to reports.
The Dutch defender has been the subject of interest from Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool all summer but It was claimed that he favored a move to Anfield over any other destination.
Southampton are not willing to lose the defender and have placed a £70m price tag on him to deter suitors, which has worked so far as interest in the defender has somewhat cooled.
However, Arsenal are looking to take advantage of Southampton’s interest in Calum Chambers.
The Saints have expressed interest in signing Chambers and According to 101 Great Goals, Van Dijk is now a target and Wenger could try to get him using Chambers as a sweetener.
Arsenal’s need for a centre back is not a priority but we could do well with a world class option like Van Dijk.
Wenger deployed a three man defense towards the end of last season and should he decide to continue vwith same formation next season, we will need a world class centre back like the Southampton man.
Should Wenger decide to revert to his traditional four-man defense, it would mean we have a top replacement should any of our starters get injured.
Personally, I think if we want to successfully challenge for the league title next season, the centre back is one position we need to improve and Van Dijk would be a great option.
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