Jurrien Timber completes Arsenal move from Ajax 

Jurrien Timber completes Arsenal move from Ajax 

Arsenal has completed the signing of Jurrien Timber, a Dutch international, who joined the London club on a long-term contract from Ajax, the club announced.

The 22-year-old defender was one of the key players of Ajax FC, where he made 121 senior games in all competitions while winning two league titles and a Dutch Cup.

Jurrien joined Ajax’s academy in 2014, along with his twin brother Quinten, who presently plays for Feyenoord in the Eredivisie.

He made his senior debut in a 2-2 friendly against Scotland in June 2021.

He was also part of the Netherlands squads for both UEFA Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The club said Jurrien will wear the number 12 shirt and he’s expected to feature regularly for the Gunners in the 2023/2024 league campaign.

Sporting Director Edu said: “We are very happy to bring Jurrien to Arsenal. He is a player that we have admired for a long time, so it’s a credit to everyone in our team that made this happen.

“Jurrien is a young talented international player, who fits our vision of competing with a young strong squad. I know Jurrien cannot wait to get started and we’re really hoping that he will be a great success here for many years.”

Manager Mikel Arteta added: “We’re really excited that Jurrien has joined us. He is a versatile young defender, who will fit into our system and provide our squad with so much added quality.

“Jurrien is a young player, but has already achieved so much. He has experienced what it’s like to go to a major international tournament on more than one occasion, as well as the trophies he has won with Ajax. We look forward to welcoming and integrating Jurrien into the squad.”

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