Jamie Redknapp urges Arsene Wenger to make this Arsenal signing

The former Tottenham midfielder believes Arsenal should look to sign Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Jamie Redknapp says Arsene Wenger should target Southampton star Virgil van Dijk to bolster his Arsenal defence in the summer transfer window.

The Gunners are in sixth place and are facing an uphill battle to secure a spot in next season’s Champions League with a top-four finish looking increasingly unlikely.

Arsenal will face Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon as the Gunners prepare for the possibility of finishing behind Spurs for the first time in the Premier League era.

The Gunners have conceded a staggering 40 goals in 32 games in the Premier League this season, which is 18 more than their north London rivals Tottenham who have the best defence in the top flight.

Southampton’s Netherlands international Van Dijk has established himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League over the past 18 months at St Mary’s.

Writing in his Sky Sports column about Arsenal’s summer transfer plans, former Tottenham defender Redknapp said:

“I’ve heard rumours that they are interested in signing Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and that’s the sort of player Arsenal should be targeting,” Redknapp said.

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Arsenal are in sixth place and 14 points behind Tottenham.

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