Arsenal are considering a deadline day transfer swoop for Crystal Palace left-back Patrick van Aanholt before the January transfer window ends.
Mikel Arteta’s side have already brought in Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid this January, but could also now make a late move to strengthen their defensive options.
The Daily Mirror claim Van Aanholt is an option being eyed up by the Gunners, with the Netherlands international heading towards the end of his contract in six months’ time.
This could put Crystal Palace under some pressure to cash in on the 30-year-old now, in order to avoid losing him on a free transfer at the end of the season.
The Gunners currently have Kieran Tierney out injured, so could perhaps do with another option at left-back, with the unconvincing Cedric Soares currently filling in in that position.
Van Aanholt, who has also previously played for Sunderland and Chelsea in the Premier League, has often been a key player for Palace.
He could surely do a job for Arsenal, even if he’s not the big name many fans will be craving.
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