Arne Slot has already given Arsenal transfer green light ahead of Liverpool arrival

Arne Slot and Quinten Timber
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Liverpool's new manager Arne Slot has commented on the possibility of Feyenoord star Quinten Timber joining Arsenal.

The midfielder is the brother of current Arsenal player Jurrien Timber, who joined the Gunners from Ajax last summer. He has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent months.

Slot, who was Timber's manager at Feyenoord, believes that the 22-year-old has the potential to play for a club like Arsenal. "If he continues to develop as he has this year, then his ceiling is extremely high because he has undergone great development over the past year," Slot told ZiggoSport.

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"He is a special player. He has the strength and speed to create an overload in midfield. I think he has a very good mentality and is a good lad. [Quinten and Jurrien] are both very, very good. I don't think it is ruled out that Quinten could also go to a club of [Arsenal's] calibre."

It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will make a move for Timber, but Slot's comments suggest that he is highly rated by those who have worked with him. The Netherlands international, who sees his contract at De Kuip expire in 2026, has featured 44 times in all competitions, scoring eight goals and providing 10 assists.

During the recent international break, Quinten had a special message to his sibling through fellow Gunners player Kai Havertz. Following Germany's 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in March, Quinten was approached by Havertz with the two sharing a hug and the Dutch international saying: "Say hi to my brother for me."

Slot has now been officially named as the new head coach for Liverpool, succeeding Jurgen Klopp in the hot seat. The Dutchman is set to officially kick off his tenure at Anfield on Saturday, June 1.