News filtering through from Holland may well add fuel the rumour fire concerning a very talented attacker, who could well be on his way to north London!
Chelsea and Arsenal are on red alert for PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Afellay.
PSV are closing in on Malmo attacking midfielder Ola Toivonen, who is seen as a direct replacement for Afellay.
Afellay is ready to quit PSV and all indications are that coach Huub Stevens is prepared to sell in January. (tribalfootball.com)
Arsenal target Ibrahim Afellay has refused to shut the door on a move away from PSV in the January transfer window.
Afellay is exactly the type of player that Arsene Wenger regularly adds to his Arsenal squad – a true ball player who puts finesse over brawn. (Setanta Sports)
Of all the players linked with a move to the Emirates, this one is the most realistic one around. Arsene has already stated his admiration for the PSV man, and noises come from the Eindhoven club seem to suggest they are ready to let him go, especially as this source states; they have a replacement in mind. The Dutch international is now a regular member of the national squad and is adaptable with the ability to play on either side of the midfield, but perhaps most effectively in a central attacking role or off the striker.
After four years and four titles in the Eredivisie, he is ready, willing and able to make the step up and perhaps become a key figure for Arsene Wenger. Do Gunners fans like the look of Afellay as a potential new signing?