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Arsenal plan last minute swoop for van Aanholt

Patrick van Aanholt


Arsenal are weighing up a shock move for Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt, according to reports.

The January transfer window closes on Monday and the Gunners are looking to secure some natural cover for Kieran Tierney.

The Scotland international has been one of Arsenal’s standout performers this season, but he has struggled with injuries of late.

Mikel Arteta does not have a natural left-back in reserve, with Sead Kolasinac currently on loan at Schalke.

Cedric Soares has deputised for Tierney in Arsenal’s last two Premier League games, but he is more comfortable on the right side of the defence.

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Bukayo Saka has played at left-back in the past but is now one of the team’s most important attacking players.

Arsenal are therefore considering a late entry into the market in search of a back-up to Tierney.

And according to the Sunday Mirror, Van Aanholt is the man at the top of their list.

The Dutchman was part of Palace’s starting XI for the 1-0 victory over Wolves on Saturday.








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