Arsenal Transfer Rumour: Gunners Mull Swoop for 'New Dennis Bergkamp'

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By Arunava Ray | December 10, 2013 9:28 PM EST

Arsenal are keeping a keen eye on Ajax wonderkid Davy Klaassen and have sent scouts to watch the midfielder in their game against NAC Breda, according to the Daily Mail.

The midfielder is among the best prospect to come out of the Dutch ranks and has been likened to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp owing to his style of play. The former Dutch international won three league titles with the Gunners and has been one of the most influential players in Arsene Wenger's reign. Klaassen trains under the watchful eyes of Bergkamp, who is working as a coach in the Eredivisie club.  

The 20-year-old has scored six goals this season and has been tipped for a possible call-up to the Netherlands squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The versatile midfielder can also play as striker and has shown his talent when he scored a hattrick against Breda earlier this month.

"Davy is an attacking midfielder who can play centre forward. He's definitely very talented. Moreover, he's a smart guy," Coach Frank de Boer said.

The player has been part of the Ajax system since he was 11 and made his debut for the Dutch club in a Champions League game against Lyon in 2011. Since then he has moved from strength to strength which has alerted a lot of clubs across Europe, much less so than Arsenal, who are favourite for his signature.

Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere believes that the Gunners have done well to get a point against Everton, as they were not at their best at the Emirates.

"I think before the game you would take a point considering the weekend [results]. If you can't win the game, don't lose the game. But when we go 1-0 up we expect to win the game, especially when there is eight or so minutes to go. We're disappointed with that, but overall we'll take a point, Wilshere told www.arsenal.com

"I'd say [Everton have been our toughest opponents this season]. We played Tottenham here as well which was a tough game, but Everton always come here and they do well," he added.

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