Jurrien Timber 'completes Arsenal medical' ahead of £34m transfer with Man Utd target set to join imminently | The Sun

JURRIEN TIMBER is on the verge of joining Arsenal after "completing" his medical.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta identified the Ajax defender as a summer target last season and has moved quickly to land his man.

The North Londoners reached an agreement with the Dutch giants to sign the 22-year-old this week.

And he's on the brink of becoming the club's second summer signing after successfully undergoing his medical.

That's according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, who tweeted: "Jurrien Timber has just successfully completed his medical tests as new Arsenal player."

The Emirates faithful were quick to react, with one tweeting: "Arsenal will cook next season. I predict not less than two trophies."


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Another said: "Arsenal are cooking."

And another said: "Edu and Arteta are cooking with an A La Carte menu this summer. Michelin Star."

One remarked: "Here we go."

Another chimed in: "We got Ten Hag's number one target."

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Timber's passing of his medical has seemingly seen Arsenal pip their Premier League rivals Manchester United to his signature.

It's understood that Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag contemplated adding the defender to his squad this summer.

But barring a dramatic turn of events, United have missed out on the versatile right back.

The arrival of Timber will take Arsenal's summer spending to £98million – £65m of which they spent on signing Kai Havertz from Chelsea.

But that fee is set to rise to a whopping £203million when they complete the signing of Declan Rice from West Ham.

Arteta will be hoping his summer splurge will help the Gunners get over the Premier League finish line next season.

The 41-year-old said of his troops' April capitulation: "It still hurts me deeply not having won the Premier after spending ten months fighting with City.

"But that's the sport. That said, what has been achieved with such a young team is worthwhile. That is clear to me too.

"Those three draws in a row penalised us, and all the misfortunes that happened.

"There were three or four injuries to important players and from there, everything got complicated.

"When we had the full team, we were consistent.

"As soon as problems came, we couldn't be consistent.

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"And then our rival was the best team in the world, the best squad in the world, the best coach in the world.

"We had no choice but to accept it and shake hands with the champion."

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