In a transfer worth £38 million, Arsenal have successfully secured the services of Jurrien Timber, a defender previously associated with Ajax.
Timber has inked a contract that ensures his presence at the club until 2028.
Capable of functioning as both a central defender and a right back, Timber holds the belief that his playing style is well-suited for the Premier League.
In addition, the Dutch player expressed his longstanding admiration for Arsenal, which dates back to his early years, during an interview with the club’s official website.
“I’ve always been a fan of Arsenal. It was because of my brothers. They were always Arsenal fans, and I just loved seeing Arsenal play. They had big players, the way they played, the style. I just love the club.
“I had this from a young age, but my brothers’ kind of put that in me. I liked watching Robin van Persie of course, and Thierry Henry. They were my favourite players.”
Following the arrival of Kai Havertz from rival club Chelsea FC in a £65 million deal, Timber becomes Arsenal’s second signing of the season.