Ryan Babel the fleet footed Ajax striker that Marco Van Basten has called the heir apparent to Thierry Henry may be on his way to the Emirates. Babel has been central to the Netherlands success in the U-21 Euro taking them to the semi-finals, scoring a well taken PK against Portugal (video here )and then providing the assist to Maceo Ritgers goal winning strike in a 2-1 win.
Babel has a lot of respect for Wenger’s coaching and is a friend of RVP. He would be a fantastic addition to the flowing Arsenal style of soccer with the added ability to play wide with his pace. Primarily plays on the left but shoots with his right. I have noticed that he provides a lot of assists which signifies unselfish and heads up play. He is not bad with headers either. And at 6-7 million pound he fits right into budget conscious Arsenal.