Sam Allardyce has said we need two or three top players in January, but only if we can get them then, otherwise we’ll apparently wait until the summer.
Andrei Arshavin – would be a great acquisition for Newcastle
Big Sam spoke to the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œWe need two or three players and we are on the ball over this.â€ â€œBut we do need quality players and I just hope we can find them.â€
It would appear if the right players are not available in January, Sam may let the window go by, and Newcastle will probably just bring in some of the younger players we have been scouting, while awaiting the opening of the January window.
The fact that Sam says heâ€™s on top of the situation would mean to us he has some good players we have been linked with, such as Andrei Arshavin, the Russian captain, lined up. We would assume if Sam can do a good deal with Zenith, Andrei’s club side, then we would expect the Russian to arrive on Tyneside in January.
Samâ€™s right about wanting 2 -3 top class players. Thatâ€™s what we lack right now, players like Emre, who can open up opposing defenses with their sheer class. This is what will separate us from the lower level teams in the Premier league in the future.
Weâ€™ll just have to wait and see which players surface in January, but it should be an exciting time for Newcastle fans everywhere.
Hereâ€™s some information on Andrei Arshavin:
Andrei was born in May of 1981 in Saint Petersburg, (then called Leningrad) and is a top player for the Russian Premier League team Zenit St. Petersburg. He can play both as a midfielder and as a striker and has played 26 times for Russia scoring 7 goals, since making his debut on May 17, 2002 in a match against Belarus. He has captained the Russian side in their quest for European qualification under manager Guus Hiddink. Arshavin has played for his club side Zenith 229 times and scored 55 goals since making his debut in 2000. Andrei is just short of 5â€² 8â€ tall and is tiger-like in midfield.
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