Gunners set sights on World Cup whizzkid

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Arsenal are again being linked with a move for Danish international Christian Eriksen.

The Ajax midfielder was heavily linked with a move to north London as recently as February, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger keen to bring another young starlet to the Emirates.

A recommendation from Gunners legend Dennis Bergkamp, part of the coaching setup at the Ajax academy, is the latest endorsement placed at the feet of 18-year-old Eriksen as a number of clubs monitor the player's situation.

The teenager moved to the Amsterdam Arena in 2008 for a fee in the region of €1 million. After a couple of seasons in the youth and reserve teams, a call-up to Martin Jol's first team followed in January 2010.

An impressive debut against NAC Breda secured involvement in the rest of the season, with Eriksen appearing 15 times in the league towards the end of the Eredivisie season.

International recognition has come Eriksen's way this summer, with the youngster impressing in South Africa during his World Cup debut.

Despite recently signing a five-year deal for the Dutch giants, a string of clubs are interested in a potential move. Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea are just three other names linked with the player.

However, the News of the World reports that Wenger will get the first opportunity after Bergkamp made his recommendation. A £15 million might be seen as a potential stumbling block, although the player is an undoubted star of the future who could light up the Premier League.

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