Feyenoord defender and reported Arsenal target Daryl Janmaat insists he is unaffected by the speculation linking him to the Gunners and claims he will make a decision regarding his future only at the end of the season.
The right-back, who joined Feyenoord from Heerenveen last summer, has impressed with his performances in the Dutch top flight this season. The 23-year-old, who is now considered as one of the most talented young defenders in Holland, has been attracting interest from several big clubs, most notably Arsenal.
However, Janmaat has now stated his is fully focused on the Eredivisie, where Feyenoord are battling for the title. However, the player has refused to rule out a transfer at the end of the season.
"Arsenal's interest in me? I'm only thinking about Feyenoord now. Much remains to be played this season before thinking about the transfer market," talkSPORT quoted the defender.
Janmaat, who has three senior international caps, has made 21 Eredivisie appearances this season, scoring twice. Arsenal have a good relationship with Feyenoord, having struck up a partnership that allows young Gunners to be sent to the Dutch side on loan, with Japanese winger Ryo Miyaichi being the one of the recent players to follow that path.
Arsene Wenger is understood to be in the market for a new right-back as veteran Bacary Sagna put in a string of below-par displays this season. The 30-year-old's commitment to the club is also in doubt as he is yet to sign a new contract and has been linked with a move away from north London in the summer, with Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan seen as two possible destinations.
Young wing-back Carl Jenkinson has shown promise this season, whenever he was given a chance, but Wenger could delve into the transfer market in search of a more experienced player. In addition to Janmaat, Juventus defender Martin Caceres and Sochaux's Sebastien Corchia are also understood to be on the Gunners' radar.