|Date of Birth:||23/01/1984|
|Height:||6' 1" (186cm)|
|Weight:||12st 13lbs (82.0kg)|
Arjen became a symbol of Chelsea's increasing power on rejecting a move to Old Trafford in favour of one to Stamford Bridge for the 2004/5 season.
Left-footed but able to play on either flank or as supporting striker, Euro 2004 provided a preview for Chelsea fans of the young international's dribbling skills and dangerous crossing as he proved one of Holland's most influential players on their way to the semi-finals.
Arjen played his first Dutch League football at the age of 16 for Groningen and was soon snapped up by PSV although he was loaned back to his former club for a year.
A first international cap came in April 2003 and despite injury spoiling the second half of his last season at PSV, he recovered in time for Euro 2004 having already agreed to join Chelsea for £12 million the next season in March.
Unfortunately, a dreadful foul by Roma's Olivier Dacourt in a pre-season friendly caused damage to Arjen's foot, forcing him to miss the opening action at his new club.
When he returned in late October his impact could not have been more stunning as his skills and searing pace cut teams to ribbons with goals scored in four consecutive games.
His arrival helped Chelsea hit top form and he was named Premiership Player for November 2004, already becoming one of the League's top stars.
Unfortunately, two further injuries caused by over-physical opponents meant the first Chelsea season was not quite the crowning glory it once seemed destined to become.
Arjen began the 2005/6 season fit but below par.
As Christmas approached, so did his best form. Defenders everywhere had been dreading the return and he scored in a well-overdue league win on the Blues' last game at Highbury.
Two red cards, one triggered by a winning goal celebration at Sunderland, disrupted the second-half of his season so the campaign continued in a stop-start vein.
But Arjen collected his second Premiership winners' medal, playing in the crowning win over Man United and contributing seven goals in his 20+7 league appearances.
Still young, he caught the eye in the World Cup despite Holland's early exit and national coach Marco van Basten believes Arjen has the potential to become the world's very best.
Season 2006 - 07
|League Cup||1 (0)||0||0||0|
|Euro Cups||2 (3)||0||1||0|
|Chelsea||2005 - 06||League||21 (7)||6|
|FA Cup||2 (2)||1|
|League Cup||1 (0)||0|
|Euro Cups||6 (0)||0|
|Chelsea||2004 - 05||League||14 (4)||7|
|FA Cup||0 (2)||0|
|League Cup||3 (1)||1|
|Euro Cups||2 (3)||1|
|PSV||2003 - 04||League||21 (2)||6|
|Euro Cups||7 (1)||2|
|PSV||2002 - 03||League||31 (2)||12|
|Euro Cups||2 (2)||1|