Wout Weghorst joined Vfl Wolfsburg in 2018 and since then, he has managed 33 goals and 10 assists in 66 league appearances.
On June 29th, Bild reported Arsenal’s interest in the 27-year-old and explained the Gunners have the Netherlands international ‘in mind’ if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang decides to leave the Emirates.
Four days later, the striker admitted he would be happy to swap the Bundesliga side for the north London club.
Andries Jonker worked as head of academy at Arsenal between 2014 and 2016, and has also managed Wolfsburg during the 2016/17 season. The Dutch coach has given a career advice to his compatriot.
“I could well imagine Weghorst at Arsenal. He could help as a hard worker and a goalscorer. He would do well in London!” Jonker told Bild.
Newcastle United have also been credited with an interest in the German club’s attacker, who has a handful of appearances for the national team. Jonker is of the belief a move to Arsenal would help Weghorst improve that record.
“Moving to Arsenal matters more than many other clubs. Weghorst could certainly improve his position in the national team,” he added.
Mikel Arteta’s side could only consider signing the Wolfsburg star if Aubameyang ends up leaving the club.
The Gabonese forward’s contract expires in 2021 and he has yet to commit his future to the Premier League club.