Arsenal reignite interest in Ajax starlet

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Arsenal are reportedly considering reviving their interest in Ajax starlet Davy Klaassen as they go on the lookout for possible bargains in January.

According to talkSPORT, the Gunners have long-standing interest in the 20-year-old and were mulling over a move in the summer before deciding to put that interest on hold.

Arsene Wenger then went on to secure the club record signing of Mesut Özil, which meant the Gunners had an abundance of creative midfielders in the squad.

The Germany international joined the likes of Tomas Rosicky, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski capable taking up the attacking roles in Wenger's midfield.

However, Klaassen is capable of playing as a striker, though his best position at this point in his career in considered to be in midfield.

As is typical of a graduate from the Ajax youth academy, he is technically gifted and intelligent enough to play in a a number of different positions.

Walcott being ruled out for six months this week as left Wenger's already thin striking options even more threadbare, with Olivier Giroud the only reliable senior centre-forward in the squad.

Wenger has admitted he is looking to bolster the Arsenal squad, if he can, in January, though the current needs of the side may require a more experienced addition than the young Klaassen.

However, the Frenchman has a track record of recruiting and developing young talent at Emirates Stadium, so he may yet be keen on making a move for the Ajax youngster.

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