Standard Liege star Zinho Vanheusden snubbed ‘serious’ approach from Arsenal

first_imgLuiz eventually joined Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘That is why we have invested heavily in keeping him here. At a certain point.‘Arsenal seriously knocked at the door, but we were able to convince Zinho to stay and we are happy about that.’AdvertisementAdvertisementWhile Vanheusden decided to stay at Liege, Luiz has failed to impress since swapping Chelsea for Arsenal. Coral BarryFriday 20 Sep 2019 1:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link513Shares Standard Liege star Zinho Vanheusden snubbed ‘serious’ approach from Arsenal Standard Liege convinced Vanheusden to stay (Picture: Getty)Frank Lampard wouldn’t guarantee Luiz a starting place at Chelsea, but the Brazilian has gone straight into Emery’s side.Luiz has given away two costly penalties already and Arsenal fans are calling for their new centre-back to drop to the bench once Rob Holding returns to full fitness.Arsenal take on Aston Villa at the weekend after producing an excellent performance against Eintracht Frankfurt in their Europa League opener on Thursday.Luiz played 90 minutes in the 3-0 victory, with young guns Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka starring and scoring for Arsenal.MORE: Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka admits he struggles to understand Unai EmeryMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal tried to sign Vanheusden during the summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal failed in an attempt to sign Standard Liege defender Zinho Vanheusden during the summer, according to the club’s manager.Unai Emery was in a desperate hunt for defensive reinforcements this summer, but struggled to convince his top targets to join the Gunners.David Luiz eventually made a deadline day transfer, but Liege boss Michel Preud’homme claims Arsenal made a ‘serious’ move for Vanheusden.‘Last season he showed his qualities,’ Preud’homme told Dutch outlet Het Laatste Nieuws.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img

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