Date: 13th December 2007 at 4:54pm
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Reports emanating from Murdoch Towers reckon that Arsenal are poised to sign the young Bulgarian winger Nikolay Dimitrov.

The ‘Starlet’ (I thought that title was reserved for up-and-coming young female movie actresses, who, being beautiful and fresh of face, most of the directors would be ‘coming up’ , were the lass to want to successfully land the role…), who is 20 years old and plays for Levski Sofia in his native Bulgaria, is something of an unknown quantity to me, but what I can exclusively* reveal is that he is 20 years old and plays for Levski Sofia.

Gooners will be pleased to hear that he plays on the left side of the midfield. Levski, so say Sky, have confirmed that Arsenal have made an approach for Dimitrov, whom they wish to take on trial, and Levski have accepted this offer.

The people at Levski would seem to rate him very highly, and hold him in high esteem, with the Levski coach Stanimir Stoilov saying,

I am very happy for him, he is young and very talented.

before showing how interest in one of your players from Le Boss is viewed, seemingly as having done a good job developing a player in the right way, as he went on

The invitation from Wenger is quite a tribute, not only for the player but for the club also.

We’ll have to wait and see if anything is firmed up with this, as with the Tresor Mputu situation. But is seems to suggest that, despite public uttterances suggesting otherwise, Wenger is still very much on the lookout for players who can help improve the squad, whether immediately, or in the near future…



* Actually, this is about as exclusive as Tesco value chicken kievs…