Arsenal have suddenly stepped up their pursuits for players after a series of rejection from different players including Suarez and now the recent news of Gustavo’s deal to be hijacked by Wolfsburg. According to the latest reports Gunners’ scout Peter Clarke was seen keeping an eye on two PSV players. Reports out of Holland suggest that Arsenal are monitoring PSV youngsters Georginio Wijnaldum and Zakaria Bakkali, and could be tempted to launch a double swoop for the pair.
According to the Dutch Website, Arsenal scout Peter Clarke visits only for those players in which Arsenal are extremely interested. He was sighted at the Kyocera Stadion observing the duo in PSV’s league opener against Den Haag last week.
Bakkali who is considered to be club’s most hottest prospect at the age of 17, having made his first team debut in the champions league qualifier and later on scoring his debut goal in the second tie. The Belgian youth international continued his hot streak by netting his first professional hat-trick during a 5-0 win against N.E.C. Nijmegen on August 10th in only his second appearance in the Eredivise, becoming the youngest player ever to score a hat-trick in the league.
Wijnaldum, who is twenty two, is considered to be a sensational play making forward who can also adapt as a winger with ease. He arrived from Feyenoord in 2011 after becoming the club’s youngest player ever to feature in the Eredivisie at the age of 16 and 148 days. In his three seasons at PSV he possesses a sensational record of scoring 38 times and providing a good number of 18 assists.
Interest from a team like Arsenal is enough to persuade these players as Arsenal are a well reputed club in developing youth with the likes of Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie just two examples from the many.