Arsenal swap targets and bid for Crystal Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt

Arsenal are set to move in late January for Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt, in line with a report.

The Mirror recommend that the Dutch defender is on their radar as boss Mikel Arteta tries to bring back Kieran Tierney.

The Scotsman has been one in all Arsenal’s best players this season. However he has been sidelined by injury in current video games. That has prompted Arteta to go in search of competition and cowl.

It’s believed the Gunners initially wished one other left-back for the Palace, promising promising teenager Tyrick Mitchell.

Nonetheless, Palace doesn’t wish to let the gifted 21-year-old go. They take into account him as their long-term full-back after some promising shows this season.

Which means Arsenal have modified targets. And so they could possibly be ready to bring within the extra skilled and ready possibility of van Aanholt.

The 30-year-old player’s contract expires in the summertime. That would encourage Palace to get him some cash now as a substitute of letting the player leave for free.

And with Mitchell set to step in completely at Selhurst Park, the move is beginning to make sense.

Though Tierney has been spectacular, the Scottish international has a history of injury problems.

Arteta has moved Cedric Soares throughout from right-back to fill in for Tierney. However Arteta does not see that because the long-term answer.

A move might increase Euro van Aanholt’s hopes

Van Aanholt signed for Crystal Palace in January 2017.

The former Chelsea and Sunderland man has proven a watch for a goal at Palace. He famously scored a last-minute winner in a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on the start of last season.

A move to Arsenal might give him extra publicity. And that could possibly be one other issue as he tries to discover a place within the Dutch squad for this summer time’s European Championships.

He has played 12 occasions for his country.



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