Saturday, December 22, 2007
Trialist Dimitrov asked to play like Berbatov at London Colney!
It seems that Levski’s unofficial web site has a direct line of communication with Arsenal trialist Nicolay Dimitrov.
It is reporting that Dimitrov took part in an hour long session with the senior players at London Colney ahead of their final preparations for the battle ahead of the North London derby.
Apparently due to his knowledge of Tottenham’s Bulgarian forward, Dimitar Berbatov, he was asked to try and play in a similar style during the training session when the Arsenal players practiced their tactics for the match against Tottenham.
It is doubtful however whether this would have added anything new to what the Arsenal defenders do not already know. They have faced Berbatov a few times already in a number of North London derbies but I suppose every little bit helps.
This was Dimitrov’s last day of his trial period at Arsenal and Bulgarian national sports newspaper “Topsport” is reporting that he is very happy with how everything went and feels that he impressed Arsene Wenger and his staff.
“Arsenal’s style of football which is based on technique suits my style well. I hope that the transfer becomes a reality” he said.
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 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.