Nicolay Dimitrov finished a week’s trial with Arsenal prior to the north London derby and on his return to home soil Levski’s official site has issued a statement which is optimistic about his chances of getting a transfer to Arsenal.
“After today's training session of Arsenal preceding the London derby vs. Tottenham, the coaching teams were positive in their appraisal of Nikolay Dimitrov's five-day trials”.
Dimitrov himself has been very positive about his ability and his chances to play for Arsenal.
"I think I am capable of playing for Arsenal. Of course, I hope my transfer will become a reality in the forthcoming transfer window. I have heard that I have left positive impressions. Arsenal play quick and technical football and that is what I exactly like."
Dimitrov has played 65 matches for Levski, including 43 starts, since making his senior debut in the 2004/05 season, scoring 12 goals.
Touted as one of Levski's brightest talents, he usually plays on the left side midfield, but has also been deployed as a striker.
As you can see from the video clip on the right he looks a very skillful left winger who has a very sweet left foot.
He has a lot of “Wenger” type qualities such as being able to run with the ball at speed, a high level of technical ability and he can score goals. His free kick ability is also very good.
Arsene Wenger is expected to make a decision on Dimitrov in early January. He still has to decide on recent trialist Tresor Mputu who has finished a ten day trial with Arsenal at the end of November.
Carlos Vela the 18 year old Mexican wonder kid on loan to Spanish side Osasuna is due to return to Arsenal this coming year when he gets a Spanish passport and Arsene Wenger has to take this into consideration when he decides who to keep.
Remember he shipped another trialist, Honduran Wilson Palacios, to Birmingham in the summer saying that Arsenal had too many midfielders.
It has been reported in the Bulgarian press that Levski will request 1 million euros for Dimitrov's transfer.