De Jong admits Highbury lust
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The talented youngster made the breakthrough into Ronald Koeman's first team squad this term and scored a memorable goal against The Gunners in their Champions League encounter last month in the 1-1 draw at Highbury.
De Jong revealed to Voetbal International: "It's my dream to play in England and the second club I fancy behind Ajax is Arsenal."
De Jong is a product of the world famous Ajax youth system and has also been called up to the Dutch Under-21 squad this season and the player admits Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira is his most favourite player.
"For me, Patrick Vieira, who I played against when we played Arsenal, is the greatest.
"I look at midfielders and defenders and Vieira is the best."