Ian Wright: Arsenal should sign this Premier League star
Ian Wright has said that Arsenal should try to sign Southampton’s Virgil Van Dijk.
The defender has been linked with a move away from Southampton all summer with many of the Premier League’s top clubs linked with a move. Wright believes that Arsenal should be one of those clubs.
“I wish Arsenal would come in,” the Arsenal legend said on Five Live.
“Looking at Kolasinac, he looks pretty sturdy.
“I wish we could get someone like Van Dijk.
“I can’t understand why Southampton are playing this much hardball, it’s not like they don’t sell players.”
Yesterday he released a statement saying that he would like to leave the Saints.
He has said that he wants a new challenge and has been disappointed by how things have been handled by the south coast club.
It is thought that it will take a huge bid to finally get Van Dijk but Arsenal could be on the lookout for a star centre back.
Laurent Koscielny has been fantastic for Arsenal but injury issues could see his playing time limited over the next few seasons as his career comes to an end.
Last season he revealed that he has to have daily treatment on a chronic Achilles issue and Van Dijk could well be seen as the long term successor to him in the Gunners defence.