Pardew exit to help Arsenal transfer bid succeed?

There have been growing Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a possible swoop for Newcastle United and France international star Moussa Sissoko. The versatile midfielder even spoke recently about how he supported Arsenal when he was growing up and suggested that he would love to play for the Gunners one day.

But he also said that he was happy at his current club for now. There have also been reports recently that the Magpies were set to reject an opening transfer bid from Arsenal of around £9 million. According to local paper the Chronicle, the north east club had assured Alan Pardew that Sissoko would not be sold without his say-so as another of their top French talents Yohan Cabaye had been a year ago.

But now that Pardew has left Newcastle to take charge at Crystal Palace, who knows what the club’s owner Mike Ashley might do. If Wenger was planning to make an offer for the versatile and talented Frenchman in the January transfer window, the departure of the long serving Newcastle boss will certainly not have harmed our chances of success.

And the Arsenal boss did hint the other day that central midfield was the position he was focusing on. So can Gooners expect to see Sissoko in an Arsenal shirt soon?

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  1. fred cowardly says:

    It’s all good

    1. muffdiver says:

      In the hood

  2. Greg says:

    Wouldnt mind moussa sissoko at all if, this rumour materalise! Coyg!

  3. Greg says:

    Mane from southampton looks a good player also to get! He is a good strong player on the ball also!

    1. carmiran says:

      for some reason this Mane guy reminds me a lot to Gervinho, sometimes hot sometimes cold, both have brazilian names (although they are fR from being brazilian), same physical appereance, both spot stupid haircuts and so on…not my choice of player for AFC, COYG!!…

  4. Redeye says:

    Tbh sissoko isn’t what we lacking. I think wenger should go all out for victor wanyama or luiz Gustavo

    1. Budd says:

      Wanyama is a headless chicken. All he has is force and that makes him being booked so often.

      1. Champagne Charlie says:

        That assessment was as bad as the grammar you used to write it. Wanyama a headless chicken? all he has is force? complete nonsense.

  5. muda says:

    Sissoko?? If he is good enough, then YES please!

  6. Ks-Gunner says:

    I would rather have Southuptons Koscienly, Schneiderlin. :))

    1. muffdiver says:


      Difference is night an day

  7. Tidan2 says:

    Doesn’t he usually play as an AM for Newcastle; could have sworn we had enough of those

    1. Champagne Charlie says:

      He plays DM, B2B, Winger, and Number 10 for them. Guy’s very talented and could really flourish in a better team, with a fixed position. I’d take him in a heartbeat, he’s got attributes our midfield lacks.

  8. fred cowardly says:

    Honestly, at times Wenger has surprised us (ie mid summer: Sanchez, Chambers, Ospina, Debuchy) and most of the time disappointed us (end of summer: not getting a defender to replace Vermaelen, loaning off Jenkison and leaving us with depleted defense, getting Welbeck instead of WC striker while he was in Rome on transfer deadline day,getting players like Kim Kallstrom, Squillaci, Silvestre, etc.)

    My hopes won’t be high this January, because it’s Arsenal Wenger

    My dream scenario would be these 3:
    1. CD: Hummels, Schar,
    2. WC striker: Cavani, Benzema, Reus, Greizmann, Huntelaar
    3. DM: Carvalho, Bender, Schneiderlin, Kondogbia

    But will settle for the likes of Sissoko, Smelling, Reid, Van Dijk, Milner etc

    1. Budd says:

      Dream on then.

  9. Dennis says:

    Few reasons why this is another baseless rumor:
    1) He’s a AM and we have many of those
    2) Pardew wasn’t in charge of transfers so they will not sell their most priced asset

  10. muffdiver says:

    Sissoko is ……

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Like freedom or jail, clips inserted, at the same time a baby is born

      Same time my man is murdered, the beginning and the end

  11. Mick The Gooner says:

    Good player, but again not quite what we need. He’s a powerhouse, but not a defensive midfielder. More a Yaya Touré than a Nemanja Matic.

    1. carmiran says:

      yes, but, what happens if you play him alongside a proper CDM, like Carvallho or Schneiderlin or Bender??….or even over the left side of attack??…IMO, is not just getting 1 or 2 players for specific positons, while this is the main objective this transfer season, we can go a bit further and get soem depth, and Sissoko is perfect for that….go and sign him…

  12. V.uren says:

    January market is pointless for arsenal fans …. Decent players are only available if you pay over the odds (which we never do! ) , so that just leaves the ‘used to be decent’ category.

    …. Expect this years equivalent of squillaci or sylvestre to arrive accompanied with the usual bs of ‘we were very active’ !!!!!

  13. Enigmaticben says:


  14. HEYCH says:

    Well Newcastle did get him for £1,000,000… maybe we can snatch him up for £999,000!

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