Arsenal has finalised the £38 million transfer of defender Jurrien Timber from Ajax.
Timber agreed to terms with the club that will keep him with the club until 2028.
The 22-year-old made 160 appearances for his boyhood club before completing the move to Mikel Arteta’s side.
Timber, who can play as both a centre defender and a right back, believes his style of play is well-suited to the Premier League.
The Dutchman also disclosed to the club’s website that he has been a fan of Arsenal since he was a child.
“I’ve always been a fan of Arsenal. It was because of my brothers. They were always Arsenal fans, and I just loved seeing Arsenal play. They had big players, the way they played, the style. I just love the club.
“I had this from a young age, but my brothers’ kind of put that in me. I liked watching Robin van Persie of course, and Thierry Henry. They were my favourite players.”
Timber is Arsenal’s second signing of the season, following the £65 million arrival of Kai Havertz from rivals, Chelsea FC.