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Arsenal announce Jurriën David Norman Timber as their second summer signing

Arsenal have finally officially announced the signing of Jurrien Timber from Ajax on a long-term contract and he becomes their second summer signing.



( Arsenal new signing Jurrien Timber / Photo via Getty )

Arsenal have made another significant addition to their squad in the 2023 summer transfer window with the signing of Jurrien Timber from Ajax. The 22-year-old defender has joined the Gunners on a long-term contract, further strengthening their defensive options.

Timber, a Netherlands international, has been a key figure for Ajax in recent years. He made 121 senior appearances for the Dutch side, contributing to their success in winning two league titles and a Dutch Cup during his time there. His performances have caught the attention of Arsenal, who have been monitoring his progress for some time.

The Gunners paid €40 million upfront, with an additional €5 million in add-ons, to secure Timber’s services. This hefty investment demonstrates Arsenal’s belief in his potential and their commitment to building a competitive squad capable of challenging for silverware.

Edu Gaspar, Arsenal’s Sporting Director, expressed his delight at bringing Timber to the club. Gaspar stated that Timber is a player they have admired for a long time and praised the team’s efforts in making the transfer happen. He also highlighted Timber’s youth and talent as qualities that align with Arsenal’s vision of having a young and strong squad.

Timber joins Kai Havertz as Arsenal’s second signing of the summer transfer window. Havertz arrived from Chelsea for a reported fee of £65 million, further bolstering Arsenal’s attacking options. These signings demonstrate the club’s ambition to strengthen their squad across all areas of the pitch.


ST ALBANS, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Arsenal unveil new signing Jurrien Timber at London Colney on July 14, 2023 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

With Timber now part of Arsenal’s defensive unit, manager Mikel Arteta will have more options at his disposal. The young defender brings versatility and composure to the backline, traits that will be valuable as Arsenal aim to improve on their previous season’s performance.

Fans will be eager to see how Timber adapts to life at Arsenal and how he can contribute to the team’s success moving forward. With his experience at Ajax and international level, there is optimism that he can make a seamless transition and become a key figure in Arsenal’s defense.

As the new season approaches, Arsenal supporters will be hoping that these signings, including Jurrien Timber, can help propel the team to greater heights. The club’s ambition to compete for trophies is evident, and with a young and talented squad taking shape, there is renewed optimism at the Emirates Stadium.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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