Arsenal target Ibrahim Afellay could yet be on his way to north London, as the PSV star’s contract expires in the summer.
His club are thought to be keen to cash in on the talented midfielder while they still can, according to Metro. The 24-year-old has previously stated that he would be interested in a move to the Premier League, and the Boeren released a press statement on their website.
The statement reads: “Afellay has pledged to make every effort to ensure he would not leave PSV without a reasonable fee for the club.” It also goes on to say that club officials as well as the player himself feel it is unrealistic to think he could remain beyond the end of the season.
Clichy wants trophies.
Gael Clichy has spoken of his “obsession” with ending Arsenal’s five year trophy drought. The Frenchman, who endured a torrid experience with his national side at this summer’s World Cup, feels the breakdown in the French camp in South Africa has only added to his desire to bring some glory back to the Emirates.
Speaking to The Guardian, Clichy adds: “When you play for a club like Arsenal, you don’t lack the mentality. You are a winner. To be at the top level, whether it’s NBA, NFL or whatever, you are a winner. If we play for Arsenal instead of another club in another country with smaller teams, it’s because we have the winning mentality.”
Fabregas wants title.
Cesc Fabregas has echoed Clichy’s desires as well, promising to repay Arsene Wenger’s loyalty to him by helping the Gunners lift the Premier League crown this season. The Gunners face a credentials tester with high-fliers Man City tomorrow, and the 23-year-old claims he has never been more determined.
According to Mirror Football, the World Cup winner said: “I dream of winning the title with Arsenal. I never hid my intentions in the summer. I wanted to play for Barcelona but it wasn’t possible and that’s finished. Now I will always give my best for Arsenal. They are such a special part of my life and I want to be successful here. I will always be grateful to Arsenal.”