Could the signing of Afellay convince RVP to stay at Arsenal?

Arsenal are thought to be plotting a move for Holland midfielder Ibrahim Afellay.

Afellay has a close friendship with Robin van Persie and signing Afellay could convince the want away striker to stay.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been a long-time admirer of the 26-year-old and tried to bring him to the Emirates Stadium back in 2010, before he opted to join the Catalan giants instead.

However, Afellay’s agent Rob Jansen is now claiming that his client is surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp.

Inter Milan are also rumoured to be interested in Afellay who is on the market for around £5m.

Van Persie will meet with manager Arsene Wenger this week to speak about his future.

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21 Comments

  1. flintstone

    July 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Definitely a big plus,may be even pivoting.

  2. Fred

    July 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    For signings just read Usmanovs personal twitter account NOW!

  3. gerry

    July 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    pls we do not need affelay. he had the chance to join us ,he opted for barca instead. we don’t need him, injury prone player. instaead we need a quality def midfield not affelay.
    what d fcuk

  4. Achan

    July 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Arsenal better give the striker wat he wants, or make him stay and complete his contract

  5. Phillips

    July 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    am getting slightly unsettled just because of hearing rumors on Affaley. Action speaks louder as per now. i wish the cash was with me i would ditch it immediately.

  6. Fredo67

    July 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    If Robin van persie can be allow to exit frm arsenal line up nxt season.Let all london fans give arsene wenger nd his board trouble of their life.

  7. dan

    July 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    No thanks they played so well together for Holland. But for 2mill why not.

  8. gabriel moses

    July 15, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Pray it work’s out 2 b tru,,,,,coz w nid bot of dem

  9. emil

    July 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Better player then Theo!At least he can take on players.Get him!

  10. adesoji

    July 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Mr. Wenger pls sign him 4us is a gud player no daot.

  11. Conrad

    July 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    No coz to me RVP’s intension is not trophies but rather money of which Arsenal don’t have.

  12. ali

    July 15, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    maybe but if he leaves we can get jovitec his great.

  13. edu

    July 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    arsenal boss should not waiste time to sign that boy called affeley

  14. Cass

    July 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Why sign him we have de Ox, Walcott (if he stays) or Ryo – no imo he not needed and he wasn’t any thing special at de Euro, wat needed is another CB, back-up goalie for Szechny and another striker bcoz RVP is off. If Arsene wants him then Barca would want something in return i.e either Vermaelen or Koscielny.

  15. Ekemini josiah

    July 16, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Arsenal board should bring in some xperince player 2 arsenal so dat AVP wil stay.

  16. Arsenal management should bring in experience players 2 capture de signiture of RVP. ‘Fearz’

  17. Daniel Wong

    July 16, 2012 at 11:29 am

    When Feb wanted to leave the fm promised to sign quality playersIinstead he went get more kids with potential. I think RVP has had enough of the fm and Arsenal. He wants to play for a team going places not a team playing attractve soccer and unable to win games and trophies.
    Of course no one is indspensable. The same applies to Wenger.
    He is fortunate to have survived for so long.If he fails to get the gunners firing,then imho,he shd be off before the axe falls on him.Football has changed and the third or fourth richest club aint willing to pay the market rate for quality players.By the time the ffp kicks in,it will be a different ball game.

  18. stanley

    July 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    let him see out his contract and let him earn the trust nd respect of the fans back

  19. Albert celestine

    July 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Arsenal fc should try and sign Afellani, because he is a fantastic and creative player, that will take on defenders from the wings at any time. Signing Afellani, will also help to convince Van persie to stay back at arsenal fc. (ARSENAL 4 LIFE)

  20. Albert celestine

    July 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Arsenal fc should try and sign Afellani, because he is a fantastic and creative player, that can take on defenders from the wings at any time. Signing Afellani, will also help to convince Van persie to stay back at arsenal fc. (ARSENAL 4 LIFE)

  21. Yahuza lafia

    July 16, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Arsene & his board are given most of their fans high BP,what is wrong with them,however we catch fish in water & we use thesame water to cook the fish.Therefore,wenger & his selfish board should sell who is suppose to be sell & buy who is ready & willing to take over his responsibity pls.

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