Daryl Janmaat is the latest player Arsenal are going to mull over signing long enough for a rival to come in and buy him, according to widespread reports.
It’s not the first time Arsene Wenger has pondered purchasing the Dutch right-back, but his interest has been reignited following the revelation from his current club Feyenoord that talks over a new deal at De Kuip have broken down.
The Gunners tackle West Ham next in a bid to get their waning top-four bid back on track, with a price of 21/50 saying they prevail in the inter-capital clash at the Emirates to temporarily reclaim fourth spot from Everton.
With Bacary Sagna, one of their most consistent performers, set to abscond this summer, Wenger is in need of a right full-back and the fact that Janmaat won’t cost too much on account of his contract situation could prompt the Frenchman to actually make a bid…if you can imagine such an event.
If Sagna is in fact on his bike, bid is exactly what Arsenal must do as the Holland international comes equipped with all of the attributes that allow the departing Frenchman to prosper in the north Londoners’ system.
A strong defender first and foremost, Janmaat’s 2.7 tackles per game is the second highest average managed in the Feyenoord squad, a statistic he augments with 1.4 interceptions per outing, while an adversary successfully beats him less than 0.5 times too.
These stern defensive digits are complimented with attacking savvy and competency in possession, or so his two goals, five assists and 81.6 per cent pass completion rate will attest.
He’s also set to figure for die Oranje at the World Cup, having appeared throughout their qualifying campaign to take his number of international appearances to 13.
To avoid missing out on another player through inexplicable hesitancy, Arsenal must move for Janmaat before he’s Brazil bound, where he’s sure to alert those previously unaware of what a fine player he is.