Posted on October 06, 2014 by ADMIN

Is Cheick Tiote the answer to Arsenal’s problems?

With Mikel Arteta out injured (and Diaby of course but that goes without saying), Arsenal’s only real defensive midfielder is Matthieu Flamini at the moment. All our readers have been clamouring for Wenger to bring in a new beast to help out the defence but until now that seems to have fallen on deaf ears.

But today the Express believes that Arsenal are favourites to land the Ivorian enforcer Cheick Tiote in January for around £15.5million. It was recently reported that Tiote had told reporters that he had spoken to Arsenal about a possible move but the 28 year-old has since denied these stories. “I saw the quotes that appeared yesterday, but they are not accurate.” Tiote said.

“Yes, there was some interest in me over the summer and that can be a bit distracting, but nothing came of it.

“I’m back to full fitness and only thinking about doing my best for the team. We are not in a good position in the league right now and I want to get us up to where we should be.

“I am as committed as I have ever been to Newcastle.”

I’m not sure if he can be totally committed to a side that seems completely off kilter under Pardew and are looking like relegation fodder right now. Surely if given the opportunity to join a Champions League club like Arsenal he would jump at the chance?

How many of our readers think that Tiote is exactly what we need to tighten us up at the back? I would certainly prefer him over Khedira…..

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29 thoughts on “Is Cheick Tiote the answer to Arsenal’s problems?

  1. Hafiz Rahman

    Tiote?

    we need a big name big tag quality DM….not another ageing pensioner

    Opinions divided. What do you think? Thumb up 14 Thumb down 13

  2. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi)

    Fabregas had a not so good game, but one opportunity and he provided a killer pass that lead to a goal. That’s what Ozil in the hole also brings. he may not have an active game but he would have certainly provided or made atleast one chance to Welbeck. Wilshear may run and dribble but its the passes that create chances goals.
    I am sure with Ozil at no 10, we wud have had atleast more chances created. Wether they wud have been converted depends now on the person receiving the pass

    Top Gooner!. Agree or not?: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 3

    1. Budd

      Well, Ozil did make a killer pass to Wilshere. We all knew how that went,

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 11 Thumb down 0

  3. prekowski

    If Tiote cannot help Newcastle defence I wander how he is going to change anything with arsenal defence

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    1. Hafiz Rahman

      Get Gustavo hes world classs…….

      he was outstanding when defended the back 4 against Germany and Netherlands……

      he was too good for Bayern and has to leave after 6 months….

      Rate this comment: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 3

    1. Mesut O-thrilled

      it just pains me that we are still looking for a DM at this time of year – it was blatantly obvious that this sh*t should’ve been figured out in the summer.

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      1. Hafiz Rahman

        we have been looking for a DM for many years…..

        we will still be looking for one next season and the season after and so on

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  4. 209Gunner

    We played well Yesterday, we lost to a better side (no harm there). We are not far away from them ( May be one or Two signings away). Flamini was solid if only he had felled Hazard outside the box, I feel he didn’t want to get a card that early in the game as he knows refs loves giving Arsenal players red cards. I know for a Fact that if we had fouled them the way they did us, one of our player would have seen red. And Ozil played a Free role yesterday but he didn’t put in his shift as he should have. Things would have been different if Walcott, Ramsey and Giroud were fit.
    We’ll meet Chelsea at the Emirates. #COYG.

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    1. Kentox

      Exactly dude… This season
      and seasons to come, are always gonna be filled with ” IF ” until wenger goes…
      Do you think Wenger wanted to go there and win? Nope, he wanted to reduce the defeat marging and lay his hand on José & he did it…
      With the way things are going, we’re bound to lose Sanchez & Ozil next season or the upper one.
      WENGER F+*K OUT

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  5. arsenaly

    a center bak 4 per rotations,commandin Dm,anatha player to cover 4 debuchy incase of injury then chambers can be 2nd choice DM then we r gud to go

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  6. Jogon

    NO NO NO NO. The only thing Arsenal needs is new supporters who know what they want. You cant expect a manufacturer to know the tastes and preferences of the customers if the customers themselves don’t know what they want. If Arsenal supporters knew what they wanted, definitely the board and Wenger would be no more.
    when Wenger makes one good win everyone wants to have a share of his ass then when they see he is not good, they are like wenger out (Typical Arsenal fans). First get to know what you want and then other things come later. Is it so hard to call for wengers resignation?, no. Are you going to win any major honors with wenger, no. Are Monreal, Arteta, Flamini, Wilshere,Diaby, Cocklin, Podloski, Sanogo, Giroud, Rosisky7(at current form and age) Arsenal class? defininately a BIG NO. They are meant to play for teams like sunderland and QPR.
    In short, some Arsenal fans(majority) and Wenger both don’t know what they want.

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    1. Budd

      Yes because it worked wonders at Manure last season. Supporters should do just that : support the team. Period.

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    1. vinie2000

      Leo my man,long time not hear..com on bro,we know this have been arsenal achilles heel..a decent DM for god sake is there just spend the money..SOLID-PHYSICAL AND ATHLETIC KHEDIRA TICK ALL THE BOXES OR CARVALLHO or even FELIPE MELO will kick some a…. in the middle..DM gives soliditity to the defence and fluidty to Midfielders to join and attack without hesitation like ours..let’s get just the 20 or 25 millions plus stop insisting on JACK for the love of god..the boy has not live to the expectations for 5 years but some of you still defending him.CESC became the main leader at 16 having around VIEIRA..we play players out of position and believe me KHEDIRA-CARVALHO WITH RAMSEY as pair Wiwth OZIL-THEO-ALEXIS AND WELBECK we will get back to the pires-dennis-ljunberg-tierry era ..PACY UNSTOPPABLE BUT UNTIL THEN..WE NEED TO BUY IT…sooner the better i’, tired.we are tired. nice to have you back with your info

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  7. danh2491

    all thing considered we may have lost but I honestly believe we were the better side chambers is a fantastic player we should all be proud of him Hazard couldn’t do anything until he moved central that tells you he could not play as he wanted to do on that wing….And flamini played well I would have taken Ozil off not wilshere…The ref was complete Sh*t cahill should have gone and Oscar typical referee performance at cheese do you think he got a bonus for that performance????

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    1. Jogon

      definitely even a small team can have a good game against a giant. We played like a small team with big balls against a big team. Since when did Arsenal not need world class players?Its high time we get out of the shells we are hiding in and understand that we have average players. Chelsea and manc are supposed to be behind us in terms of quality,
      If we the supporters dont wake up, we are going to find our club ending up like Newcastle and Liverpool and its not far away from now, maybe only 5 years from now

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  8. Kentox

    Wenger Should please Get Lost…
    Wenger Out…
    Wenger Out….
    Wenger Out….
    Wenger Out….
    Wenger Out…
    Wenger Out….

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  9. danh2491

    Does nobody realise that wingers is the thing that makes any big player want to join us because its not from the silverware ….

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  10. Skandalouz

    The guy is quite expensive, and we have to wonder what different qualities will he bring to the table other than Flamini, who I think has been decent at least unlike Arteta.
    Tiote is in my opinion very overpriced and a very reckless player who’s a bigger red card waiting to happen than Flamini.

    What we need is Morgan Schneiderlin or a Matuidi-type of player (Kondogbia is a fairly good shout).
    I also read in the German news that Juventus CEO confirmed his interest in Lukas Podolski, maybe Wenger can offer a big sack of cash (30?) along and try to lure Arturo Vidal to the Emirates?

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  11. Kentox

    @ Skandalouz….. Wenger Lure Vidal? Come on… Wenger’s reputation is falling yearly…
    Instead of tiote, or the unrealistic vidal, i’d say we look at Fellaini( he’s still a beast and the fringes of united) or We kick wenger out !!. Stop buying tickets !! Gmjtmgtjmgjmg… What i’m i saying? Ahhhhh! I’m going insaneeeee…. Default settings… Ooo wenger out…. Errorrrqqqqqqqqqq…. Wdngdpqwemgpermdmpdgmjmgm,…. Helpppppp!

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  12. RyoSila

    When i read this article, am wondering if the author has ever watched a football game or he just loves to read the newspapers! How can anyone with a little football knowledge(with all due respect to Tiote) think that he is the one to solve our problems?? How some articles get published here i will never know!

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  13. samuel@justarsenal.com

    We are back to the drawing board as we have lost 2-0 to Chelsea. One issue the boss should seriously looked into, is the crafty stretegy Chelsea employed in beating us at Stamford Bridge. They made sure of breaking down our free flow playing by niggling the Gunners with all sort of fouls which were ignored by the Referee. A possible CDMs for us is far. Meanwhile, we have to continue to make do with, Arteta, Flamini and Coquelin who are our natural CDMs. But the boss has not been playing Coquelin. We have to start recovering the lost ground when we host Hull City, play Sunderland away, host Burnley and play Swansea City away in the Barclays Premier League from 18th Oct. to 9th Nov. In between those games, we will play Anderlecht twice in the Uefa CL. Arsenal MUST win all those six games to recover from Chelsea Defeat. And then host Man U with confidence.

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  14. samuel@justarsenal.com

    We are back to the drawing board as we have lost 2-0 to Chelsea. One issue the boss should look seriously into, is the crafty stretegy Chelsea employed in beating us at Stamford Bridge. They made sure of breaking down our free flow playing by niggling the Gunners with all sort of fouls which were ignored by the Referee. A possible CDMs for us is still a bit far. Meanwhile, we have to continue to make do with, Arteta, Flamini and Coquelin who are our natural CDMs. But the boss has not been playing Coquelin. We have to start recovering the lost ground when we host Hull City, play Sunderland away, host Burnley and play Swansea City away in the Barclays Premier League from 18th Oct. to 9th Nov. In between those games, we will play Anderlecht twice in the Uefa CL. Arsenal MUST win all those six games to recover from Chelsea defeat. And then we shall host Man U with confidence.

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