Matthijs de Ligt of Bayern Munich has surfaced as an intriguing transfer target for Arsenal as the January transfer window draws near, with the goal of strengthening their defensive options. The Gunners are looking into ways to bolster their backfield as they deal with defensive injuries, especially to Takehiro Tomiyasu and Jurrien Timber.
The Dutch international is renowned for his exceptional performances, particularly during Ajax’s incredible run in the UEFA Champions League in the 2018–19 season under former coach Erik ten Hag. It has been reported that the coaching staff at Arsenal, led by Mikel Arteta, has admiration for the player.
The rumors of Matthijs de Ligt joining Arsenal are given more credence by his standing as one of the best defenders in European football. The approaching transfer window has sparked debates regarding the viability of such a transaction.
Recognizing the difficulties his defense faces, Arteta recently tried starting Declan Rice at center back against PSV Eindhoven, underscoring the need to fix the defense’s deficiencies as soon as possible. Arsenal supporters are watching for developments that could result in De Ligt wearing the Gunners’ uniform during the upcoming transfer window as the transfer rumors pick up steam.