It has been officially declared by the player a few minutes ago that he will leave his club and join another club after signing a historical record fee estimated to be over 105million.
Arsene Wenger is having defensive issues this season, especially after playing three in the back and having only two senior central back defenders, Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi, while playing Nacho Monreal out of position as a center back.
Arsenal, according to several football experts, needed to sign the Dutch defender Virgil Van Dijk from The Saints, Southampton, if they really want to compete for trophies and the Premier League, but the Dutch defender has officially announced his move to Liverpool FC, and he will arrive at the Anfield on the first day of January transfer windows after the new year.
Liverpool FC has payed for the Dutch defender a historical record fee estimated to exceed 105million USD, which is almost double what Arsenal paid for their most expensive defender, Shkodran Mustafi, who arrived from the La Liga side, CF Valencia, for a fee estimated of 55m USD.
Virgil Van Dijk preferred to move to the Reds, Liverpool, to be added to the ex Southampton players who move to Liverpool and preferred Liverpool over several Premier League giants such as Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea.
This means that Arsene Wenger has to search for another world class defender to sign if he really wants to win silverware where several football experts suggest that Arsenal needs three signings in the defense, midfield, and attack, and Virgil Van Dijk was on the top of the players Arsenal must sign.
Here is the picture of Virgil Van Dijk announcing his arrival to Liverpool FC