Arsenal Rumours: Afellay offered to Gunners & Inter

| July 14, 2012 | 20 Comments

According to a report, Barcelona forward Ibrahim Afellay has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp despite solid Euro 2012 performances with Holland.

Arsenal missed out on signing the 26-year-old last year after he left PSV cheaply in the January window, and now apparently he could be available at a very cheap £4.75 million with the Catalan side keen to offload him. But Italian giants Inter Milan are also keen on the talented wingers signature and will be ready to battle Wenger to lure the forward to the San Siro.

Afellay only managed 28 appearances since his switch to Spain after suffering a serious knee injury that kept him out for most of last season. And now the Dutchman also finds himself further down the pecking order with the emergence of Isaac Cuenca and Cristian Tello in the first team, not to mention the first team regulars.

The versatile forward had earlier stated this summer he was keen to fight for a place at the Nou Camp, but now it seems more and more likely that he is not within the new manager Tito Vilanova’s plans.

If Arsenal managed to beat Inter to the punch, Affelay would be a big signing for the Gunners. Especially with the uncertainty over Walcott’s future at the Emirates, the Holland international would provide a more than capable replacement. He is approaching the peak footballing age, has plenty of experience and is a real athlete as well is a talented footballer.

What do you guys think? Do you think Wenger should go after Affelay if he is indeed surplus to Barca’s plans? Feel free to comment below or in allArsenal’s forum under Affelay’s thread

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  • http://yahoo gunners357

    6mil why not follow me @kyekye45

  • Danny1995

    What? Afellay it’s a bad player.If we buy them we have a lost transfer.

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  • Azla

    i think its a good buy. It might probably make Robin Van Persie to reconsider its options and extend its stay.
    Gunners for life.

  • Edache Monday

    Ibrahim Affellay s evn beta thn Theo Walcolt. Hs acquisation wil b a big boost 2 arsenal. Gunner til eternity.

  • asad

    yeah.. wenger will follow affelay antil we sing this player plz wenger we need affelay in arsenal it will be the big sing in arsenal

  • Cornelius

    This could be the move Rvp was waiting for. If Arsenal bring his best friend over..he might just stay to sign long term. However this means too many forwards for Arsenal= almost clocking double digits.
    What we need is a creative midfielder and a defensive one. If Squillach and Djoruo leave then we need a solid defender too.

  • Ako mayowa

    Wenger y nt u go 4 him nw

  • goonergeezer

    If walcott goes he would be a great replacement, he’s right up Arsen’s street, an absolute bargain at the price and super talented!
    The onlt downside is we have to sell to buy and there are no takers
    for the deadwood at the moment. By the time we get the money he might be gone!

  • Bello Hamisu Alasan Fagge

    Ibrahim Affelay is no doubt a talent, perfect match to both Arsenal style of play and team discipline. The fans will surely be delighted if the Boss will push aside Inter to grab him in time.
    We’ll love to see Affelay in our new season squad.

  • jack

    yeah we nid him,wenger act fast b4 sumtin else appen,plz plz,he’ll b a gud buy

  • Owolex

    Pls wenger sale theo & sign ibrahim & bring in a talented creative midfield and a attacking midfield and some one to help song and sagna

  • Ojudun Adelaja

    If arsene wenger deemed it fit dat Affley wl b a gud buy 4 arsenal y nt go 4 it now.

  • benm125

    signing him will make rvp think twice about leaving as they are good friends, even if rvp leave he would still a good addition for that price

  • Soeharto

    Good buy, but only if it is materialize not talking only.

  • Yeafer

    He is certainly a good option. But I don’t know why you all would think he can be a Theo replacement. He plays on the left wing…a position where we have recently galvanized with the acquisition of Podolski backed up by Gervinho, Ox, Arshavin and must not we forget Ryo. (taking into consideration that we are still on course to take all these players to pre-season) Afellay would be a bargain for sure but do we really need him? Could we maybe add these extra few million pounds and invest in much required defensive players?

  • http://Udokoko John

    If Afelay ws rated at £150k mr wenger wld av rushed to complete d signing so he cn b sure of getin atlist £25milion from any other club dat wl be intrested in d lad come d nxt 2years… I cnt wait to join d bandwagon of protesters dat wil result in total overhauling of dis old fashion coach and all d senseless board members….GUNERS TIL ETERNITY.

  • lcgonner

    such a massive talent at that price is a bargain in my opinion, but wenger is the boss what is his view, l support his utimate decision.

  • http://yahoo robinhood

    He is far better than walcott so i wish the manager should be ready 2 lure him down 2 the you all

  • MickyD

    We know that until it`s on our official web site as to who we sign,forget all this other crap going around , be patient.