Newcastle will beat Arsenal to top signings reckons pundit

Gabby Agbonlahor has predicted that Newcastle United will remain in the Premier League and they will beat Arsenal to signing even more players.

The Magpies are battling relegation now, but they managed to beat Arsenal to the signature of Lyon’s Bruno Guimaraes.

The Brazilian had been linked with a move to the Gunners and it seemed he would be the next midfield addition to the Arsenal squad.

However, he joined Newcastle, who may have offered to pay him more money in wages.

Former Villa ace, Agbonlahor believes that will happen more often as the Magpies continue to rebuild their team with their newly found wealth.

He tells Football Insider:

“But you look at the Bruno Guimaraes, Arsenal were interested in him and probably couldn’t match the wages Newcastle paid.

“Newcastle will be able to pay more wages than Arsenal and this is why some of these players will choose Newcastle over a bigger club like Arsenal.

“This is the problem clubs like Arsenal and Spurs will have buying players in the summer.”

Just Arsenal Opinion

The revolution at Newcastle will be like the one at Manchester City, and no English club is safe. 

Most players are loyal to their paycheck nowadays and they will easily join the club that pays them the most money, even if it is in the Championship.

However, a big club will remain one and Arsenal is head and shoulders above Newcastle.

Some of our targets will still choose to join us over them despite the money being offered.

Tags Gabriel Agbonlahor


  1. But Newcastle didn’t beat us to anyone we didn’t bid for the player? Stories are usually printed in the press to solely embarrass Arsenal but what’s really embarrassing is Newcastle haven’t won a major honour since the 50s but I’m sure in the next few years you’ll have players claiming they always dreamed of playing for Newcastle lol

  2. Just about the only outstanding player to me, to join City in the early years was Aguero. What a player and one of my all time favourites.
    They mopped up a lot of almost there players like Rodwell, with big money and slowly but surely then rose to the top as better players came in. I think it will be a couple of seasons until Newcastle hit the bullseye and shouldn’t be a threat to Arsenal in the short term UNLESS the board don’t act in the right way in the summer.

        1. That’s the difference between City and Newcastle Sue, they already had world class players in they’re team and from my memory they weren’t trying to fight off relegation.

          1. Before Aguero they already had Yaya Toure and David Silva. They also had a lot of seasoned players in many positions.
            During that period they also had other premier league teams including a floundering Arsenal to help them along.

  3. I don’t know why anyone is worried about Newcastle. A moneybags club supposedly bit have gone bargain basement. Dan Burn, Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock, Kieran Trippier. None of those have set the their clubs alight. Especially those that have played in the premiership.

    Newcastle may have lots o lf money but they’re buying nobody’s!

  4. Let’s just remember what city did when they got the oil money – raided our club for Clichy, Nasri, Toure etc etc and we had to rebuild again and again, with less money to buy equivalent players.

    Newcastle might not yet be a chelsea or city, but they will change the face of the PL, just as those two clubs did.

    1. There are significant differences between the times when Chelsea and Man City rose to prominence and now. There is now a concentration of talent at a number of premiership behemoths. Three of these teams have some of the strongest squads in world football and are very rich in their own right. A fourth is Man Utd (also very rich) with a fairly impressive squad yet are probably underperforming. They can still spend 70-100million on a player. Then you have the other teams who are vying for champions and European places.
      It is difficult to see how Newcastle can have the same impact as those other clubs you mention despite their money.

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