It seems that Belgian players have taken the Premiership by storm this season, and although Eden Hazard and Thomas Vermaelen have been extremely impressive in the first few games, neither were quite as imperious as Marouane Fellaini when Everton beat Man United in the first game of this campaign.
The Belgium international has been steadily improving in the four years he has been at Everton and he has been strongly linked with both Arsenal and Chelsea in the past, and now it seems that he inviting clubs to tempt him away from Goodison Park.
“I am just starting my fifth season at Everton,” Fellaini was quoted as saying in the Belgian press. “This will be one of my last. I have seen everything. In January or at the end of the season I will turn to another club or league.”
Arsene Wenger has made it clear that if a “top top player” becomes available then Arsenal will make a move, and he said just before the transfer window closed: “If we find a special player who can find us a plus we will do it, if not we will not do it.
“I’m relaxed about the window but you want always to improve your squad and if we find a top, top player we will do it.
“We are working very, very hard. We have resources available so if it’s not happening now it will happen in December.”
Could Fellaini fit the bill? Especially if Abou Diaby succumbs to his usual injury problems?