Arsene Wenger already said Arsenal will not be selling any player in the next transfer window, but the race to sign Ajax 22-year old defender may be an indication that Wenger is planning for life without club captain Thomas Vermaelen. With the future of Thomas Vermaelen yet unclear, arsenal are planning for all possibilities and the Ajax defender
who has also been scouted by Tottenham remains high on the list. The defender had his international debut last november and Tottenham may yet snatch him from Arsenal like Vertoghen two years ago. Vertoghen may leave White hart lane in the summer after saying he will reassess his options if Tottenham missed out on champions league qualification.
It is yet unclear if Veltman will become an Arsenal player anytime
soon but we can only wish for good and quality players.