Dutch Star Linked | Bould Rift Lies
Arsenal Eye Up Dutch Star Kevin Strootman
Arsenal are reportedly front runners in the race for the 22 year old Dutch international. Steve Rowley and scouts from Manchester United are said to be tracking the player, who is described by some, as the next Mark van Bommel.
One of the shining lights in Dutch football, Strootman has made his desire to play at the highest level clear, with a move in January likely.
“Strootman has had a good time in Eindhoven, but he decided that he wants to prove himself in a better league. If an agreement is able to be reached with a potentially interested club, PSV will allow Kevin to leave in January,”- Strootman’s agent Chiel Dekker
Strootman could serve as a much needed replacement for Alex Song, who some would say has been missed, providing stability and balance to the team.
Strootman is currently valued at around 17.5 million and could be the first of many new faces at the Emirates.
Wenger Labels Rift as Lies
Arsene Wenger has categorically denied reports suggesting there is a rift between himself and assistant Steve Bould.
The media once again jumped on the Arsenal and Arsene bashing bandwagon after the shocking defeat to Bradford City on Tuesday in the League Cup quarter final. Leading the line, as always, was former player Stewart Robson, who stated there was a growing rift between Arsene and Bould.
These reports have since been quashed by many close to the club, none much closer than Arsene Wenger himself:
“We are a united staff team. We cannot control lies which are written.
“What is important for us now is the future, how we do in the Premier League, the Champions League and FA Cup, not whether we are out of the Capital One Cup or not.
“We all look to the future.
“I believe we have a strong squad and it is up to them to show I am right.”