Robert Pires has urged Arsenal to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama

By Tom Blackburn

Ledley King has likened new signing Victor Wanyama to instrumental figure Eric Dier and has also praised the signing of Vincent Janssen.

Victor Wanyama joined from Southampton for £13million last month, while Janssen completed an £18.8million transfer last week.

In an interview with the Press Association, via The Evening Standard, former club captain King said both signings will offer a big boost to the north Londoners.

“I’m pleased with those two signings,” King told Press Association Sport. “Another attacking option was very important and Janssen has a great scoring record from playing in Holland.

“Wanyama I’ve seen many times and I’ve been very impressed by him. He’s a bit like Eric Dier, you don’t see all the good work he does.

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“I saw him for Southampton at White Hart Lane last season and he was one of the best players on the pitch.

“The manager knows him well so it’s no surprise he’s gone for him. I think both players will be a big boost to the squad,” King added.

Wanyama left Southampton shortly after being offered a lucrative new five-year deal by the club.

He rejected the offer and Saints decided to cash in on the player instead of losing him on a free next summer.

Wanyama had an excellent 2015-16 season, making 35 appearances for the team that finished sixth in the Premier League and providing further evidence of his ball-winning capabilities in midfield.

Janssen, 21, was the top scorer in the Dutch League this season with a virtual goal-a-game haul of 27 goals in 34 games. In all competitions, he struck 32 times in 49 matches.

The Holland spearhead has also scored three goals in five international appearances even though he only made his international bow in March. He scored the equaliser from the penalty spot in the recent friendly against England at Wembley and netted the opening goal in the 2-0 win over Austria earlier this month.

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