Jurrien Timber, a Dutch international player, has signed a long-term contract with us after moving here from Ajax.
The Ajax team relied heavily on the 22-year-old defender, who made 121 senior appearances across all competitions during his time with the Amsterdam side. During his tenure with Ajax, the Amsterdam side won two league titles and a Dutch Cup.
Jurrien Timber signs for Arsenal
Alongside his twin brother Quinten, who is a member of the Feyenoord squad that competes in the Eredivisie, Jurrien joined the Ajax youth programme in 2014.
The multi-talented player inked his first professional contract with Ajax in 2018, and he went on to make his senior team debut in March of 2020, when Ajax defeated SC Heerenveen by a score of 3-1.
Jurrien was selected to the Netherlands squad for both the UEFA Euro 2020 and the FIFA World Cup 2022. He made his senior team debut in June 2021, when the Netherlands played Scotland in a friendly and tied 2-2.
Listen in on Jurrien’s very first interview after joining the Gunners.
Edu, Arsenal’s Director of Sporting Operations, stated that the club is “very happy to bring Jurrien to Arsenal.” Since he is a player who we have respected for a very long time, the fact that we were able to secure his services is a tribute to everyone on our staff.
“Jurrien is a young player with international potential, and he is a perfect match for our aim of competing with a young and powerful squad. I know that Jurrien is quite excited to get started, and all of us here at the company are truly rooting for him to be a huge success for many years to come.
Manager Mikel Arteta continued by saying, “We could not be happier that Jurrien has decided to join our team. He is a young defender who can play in a variety of positions and is adaptable, so he will easily integrate into our system and give our team so much additional talent.
“Despite his young age, Jurrien has already accomplished a great deal in his career. In addition to the titles that he has won with Ajax, he has had multiple opportunities to experience what it is like to compete at important international tournaments. We are really excited to have Jurrien join the team and look forward to working with him.