‘I’ve always been a fan of Arsenal.’ – Brand New signing excited with Emirates move

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Jurrien Timber has told fans that ‘I’ve always been a fan of Arsenal.’ after completing summer move from Ajax.

The 22-year-old defender was a key member of the Ajax team, where he made 121 senior appearances in all competitions, and become one of the most in-demand defenders in Europe.

However – ARSENAL came calling and opened talks – and after a few weeks of speculation – he has agreed that move to the Emirates – where he will wear the number 12 shirt.

WHAT HAS TIMBER SAID – 

Explaining his love of the club, Jurrien said: “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.

“There are a couple of players [who have come here from Ajax], but there have been not a lot. So I think it’s special to be here as an Ajax player and it’s special that they notice you and they see me as the player I am.

“I’m really excited, especially now I’m here. Everyone is so nice and you can see it’s a big club. I’m excited to play for this beautiful club, and I can’t wait to start, and to see the fans obviously in the stadium.” 

Timber also says his style will be perfectly suited to Arsenal and the Premier League.

“I think that I’m lucky to say that I can play as a central defender, as a right full-back, sometimes even on the midfield,” he explained. “So I think that’s a good thing and I need to keep that. 

“I just like the way Arsenal play, is a bit similar to Ajax’s style and I like to play from the back. I can see a lot of similarities, especially in the way Arsenal and Ajax want to play.”

WILL HE BE A GOOD SIGNING?

Timber is as solid as they come – he really is a classy defender and will be a GREAT signing for the Gunners.

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