Four Arsenal Players For Newcastle

After watching the tremendous Blackburn Arsenal game on Tuesday evening, there surely must be some young players at Arsenal, who Newcastle could either buy, or get to the club on loan in January. We would stand more chance of an initial loan deal.


Sam Allardyce – who one should I choose?

Getting a player on loan, who then does well, always gives the club a chance to eventually sign them permanently and the class on display in the Arsenal side on Tuesday was almost unbelievable.

Here are 4 players we think Arsenal could at least let go out on loan in January, just so they would be playing Premiership football. Surely these youngsters can’t all be happy not playing football.

The short pieces on the players are courtesy of the official Web Site.


Abou Diaby

Abou is a graduate of the famous Clairefontaine Academy in Paris and captained France Under-19s to success in the European Championship of 2005. The tall, powerful midfielder was signed from Auxerre in January 2006 but at the end of that season suffered a nasty ankle injury at Sunderland. It kept him sidelined until January 2007 but two months later he made his debut for the French national side and by the end of the season he was back to his combative self in central midfield.


Lassana Diarra

Lassana is comfortable playing in midfield or defence has spent the last two seasons with Chelsea, where he collected a Carling Cup winner’s medal in February this year after playing in the final against the Gunners. Awarded individual accolades of Young Player of the Year by both former clubs, Le Havre (2004) and Chelsea (2006), Diarra has gone on to play for France in their European 2008 qualifying campaign.


Alexandre Song

Alexandre returned to the Club following a successful loan spell at Charlton Athletic last season. The Cameroonian youngster joined the Addicks in January on his return from the Under-20 African Cup of Nations in Congo. But despite a string of impressive performances Alex couldn’t save Alan Pardew’s team from relegation to the Championship. The young midfielder arrived at Arsenal in the summer of 2005 after a successful trial. Alex, who can operate in midfield or defense, has made 16 appearances for the Gunners in his fledging career but will be hoping to cement a regular place this season.


Nicklas Bendtner

Nicklas returned from his loan season at Birmingham City as a more mature and seasoned player. He left for the Midlands with a record of 22 goals in 27 goals in the Arsenal reserve team. He added to his developing reputation with 13 goals as Steve Bruce’s side lifted the Championship trophy. Strong, tall and powerful he can lead the line but also possesses a deft touch. The Dane is in his fourth year with Arsenal after joining from FC Copenhagen in 2004. Last season he won his first cap against Poland — and celebrated with a debut goal.

What do you think?

Comments very welcome.

42 comments so far

  • Neil A H

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    We’ll take all four, thank you very much.

  • Pi55 Off Sam

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Wouldn’t take any of them, Diaby and Diarra wouldn’t be available.

  • Hannu

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Oh f**k off, you c**ts. They play for Arsenal.

  • aaron d

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Out of all four i would go for Diaby first, he would be quality for us, unlikely that Arsenal would want to sell him but a loan deal doesn’t seem unrealistic.

  • Connied

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Arsene wouldn’t let them go to any Allardyce side.
    His style of football goes against everything Wenger preaches.

  • mark

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Diarra wants to leave – the price the Arse paid we would get him for. Id go for him.

    Diaby – Id loan him, no chance of a deal at the moment.

    Other two, Song is a good young prospect but isnt yet ready and wouldnt succeed here.

    Bendtner is unproven at premier league level, decent at championship with no pressure, but up here, different kettle of fish. In a few years he will be the new Niall Quinn I think, big, strong, good in the air, 10 – 15 goals a season but not consistent enough nor prolific enough.

  • mark

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #7

    LMAO look at Diarras shiny nut.

  • Kash2

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #8

    Agree Diaby is probably the best one for us, he’s big strong and good on the ball. the others wouldn’t be available!

  • ObaFan2

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #9

    We have a closet gooner amonst us ? LOL

    I for 1 don’t care ’bout Arse nal or Wenger and imo he has no thought ’bout us except 6 points each year.

    Diarra I heard wanted to leave and Song apparantly was excellent the other night.

    Any reason to think Wenger would help us by him letting good young players leave his squad?

    I love this blog but am getting a bit tired of this Gooner stuff………………….

    All praise the mighty whining Wenger?

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #10

    Bendtner and Barazite but he isnt on there.

  • scott 9

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #11

    yes neil i would quite happily take all four aswell (being sarcastic)

  • scott 9

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #12

    however i think we may be able to get song or diarra though one or they other and both of them would be good signings

  • Edd Case

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Hannu = dullard.

    All four mentioned players OBVIOUSLY play for Arsenal and I don’t think Mr Wenger would let any be sold, but loaning is a possability.

    Trouble is, if we loan them, without a ‘buy clause’ then that gap is still going to be there in the summer.

    Surely we could fill the gaps in this window and thus have a more settled squad come next seeaon?

  • oba one kanoby

    Dec 20, 2007 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #14

    there’s no way whinger would loan anyone to us cos he hates bsa. he surely wouldn’t let his prised youngsters play bsa’s inferior physical and direct style of play. i agree with him actually.

  • Pi55 Off Sam

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #15

    I agree with oba one!

  • steve

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #16

    This article is a bit of a waste –
    Why would Wenger loan them to another prem club.
    Pointless loaning players without a buy clause due to reasons already stated by others on here.
    Why would they sign for the toon, they are probably going to win something this year (carling cup) which is something that we have no hope of doing.

  • km1980

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Well done for highlighting the quality of these players, its always nice to here positive things form fans of other clubs. However, I think you have virtually zero chance with these four for a variety of reasons:-

    Diaby – Has actually played on a regular basis when he has been fit, and is Wengers preferred replacement for Rosicky when he is injured (which is often!).

    Diarra – Has possibly moved ahead of Gilberto in the pecking order to be behind Flamini as defensive midfied shield. I think its very possible Gilberto will leave in Jan, if he does then Diarra will not.

    Song – Is a changed man now he plays at centre back. Could well be playing regularly in the new year when we lose Toure to the ACN.

    Bendtner – Has been a class performer in the last month or so and is our back up for Adebayor.

    There are others who are very much on the fringes at the moment – Justin Hoyte, even Gilberto could add a bit to your midfield. Either of those interest you?

  • charlie

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Why dont you throw Fabregas on the list as well, since obviously this post is just 4 shittz and giggles. Bugger off and enjoy your humpf it up the field football with your fat walrus manager.

  • ObaFan2

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #19

    The worst thing about the transfer windows is the specultion and tripe spouted by the press, alot of it unsettling for players

    e.g. Oba and Wenger interest.

    It is exciting thinking of getting good new players at the Toon but until the players have a toon shirt on their backs I try and read between the lines or not read at all……….lol but alas it’s the silly season again.

  • Hadrian

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #20

    cant stand the thought of bringing players in on loan from other premiership clubs , is this what we have become?
    its crazy the decline we have had in a couple of years , freddy sheperd has alot to answer for ,this is also an element of why i’ll never be happy with sam , not sam’s fault maybe , but nevertheless he’s tainted by freddy .

  • Swanx

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #21

    I think it is a sad indictment of tour current position, we are look to bring in players on loan. All it serves to do is to help out other teams and in the short term us, but in the long term it does immense damage to our club.

    for one, it will say to the players that BFS has brought in that they were mistakes and that he really down’t want them (oops soory, He’s already admitted that they were his 4th choice players),

  • lc

    Dec 20, 2007 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #22

    No, you will get none of above, for what Kim1980 said.
    At the moment, your current squad need two midfielders (an holding & attacking one). Brazilian, Edmilson at Barca and Gilberto (Arsenal) could improve your team; just like Eriksson is doing with City. You need top qualities in these positions, and not Emirae and former Chelsea right back( I forgot his name).
    Nice to admire our kids though!

  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 20, 2007 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Id love to have Diaby

  • ToonKing

    Dec 20, 2007 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Ed, we don’t need them and don’t want them……………bloody gooners ………….

    PS : Diaby is the only one i’d take if he wasn’t a gooner.

  • i c

    Dec 20, 2007 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #25

    as a gooner i think it would be a very astutue piece of business, but there is no chance wenger will let diaby or bendtner go, and i can see him loaning out a player we only signed 4months ago. Song would be the only one with a chance, similar to his charlton move. However, from your point of view im not sure its worhtwhile. Yes he was outstanding against Blackburn but he has rarely played to that standard in an Arsenal shirt. Putting him in a dodgy defence will do neither him, arsenal or newcastle any good as i think his inexperience both of premiership football and central defence (you have enough central midfielders) would only make things worse for you lot at the back

  • i c

    Dec 20, 2007 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #26

    p.s what do think of big fat sam? as a gooner i dont like the fat bastard but what do the toon army think. From what i’ve seen of newcastle this seasaon (very little) you are still just as doddgy at the bak, although any defense can only improve by not having titus bramble in it, but dont play with the attacking flair thar everyone is used to seeing newcastle play. On the other hand you seem to be far more physically comitted and stronger under BS, as you showed against the arse, is this the future you want to see at newcastle?

  • Sid

    Dec 20, 2007 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #27

    If you’d like a barking mad German international shot stopping cross taker we might just be able to help you out. When he takes his medication he really is top class.
    Or, how about the current captain of Brazil? I kid you not. He tends to pass the ball straight to the opposition and give away needless free kicks in dangerous positions at critical times BUT like alot of our central defensive players he is actually a suprisingly good finisher up the other end.
    Still not impressed? Well, I can understand that you might be looking for someone a bit younger so let me introduce you to a very “special” right winger. I guarantee you that no one can wind up more people that this guy. He can dive, slap, rake, leave his foot in, moan at refs, plead his innocence and for an encore indulge in a little prayer at the side of the pitch before every game. What a star!

  • Dragoner

    Dec 20, 2007 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #28

    a lot of arsenal haters on here, do the fans on here just hate any team who is doing well at the moment? i dont think we will get any of these players on loan, although it is scary to think that any of the out of favour arsenal players above could go straight into our first team, or at least our bench every week. It really illustrates how far behind the top four we are doesn’t it. I think everyone is realising now that Owen is not good enough anymore and no one wants an overrated striker who gets injured every week (if we didnt have him we would probably go to sign him lol). looks like he is our burden for the next few months at least.

  • michael

    Dec 20, 2007 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #29

    TTFU Ed!!!

  • steve

    Dec 20, 2007 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #30

    pointless getting any of em unless we buy them outright – remember that top italian youngster we loaned from Man Utd under Roeder……. nope nor do I

  • Craig Futers

    Dec 20, 2007 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #31


  • shearyadi

    Dec 20, 2007 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Howay Ed!

    You can write more quality article rather than writing about any useless speculations like this.

  • ToonKing

    Dec 20, 2007 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #33

    lol Steve totally forgot about him …lol , Rossi, think he’s at Villareal now…………

  • Tripp

    Dec 20, 2007 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #34

    He is and he’s apparently doing quite well. At least he was at the beginning of the season. It’s too bad he chose Italy over us for his national team, but that’s hardly surprising.

  • Daniel Petersen

    Dec 20, 2007 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #35

    I think we would have been able top hold on to Rossi if Roeder would have played him more than a couple of times. He was doing great for Villareal before his injury. We really could use Rossi this year. Of the Arsenal players the only one I think we would have a chance at would be Alex Song and that would depend on Arsenal picking up a couple of players in January. I think SA would use Alex in the holding midfield role, not unlike Pardew did last season. I hope we get him as he’s one of my favorite players at Arsenal. A real fighter.

  • Daniel Petersen

    Dec 20, 2007 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Just to clarify we would be picking up Song on a loan. I doubt Wenger is going to sell anyone in January.

  • scott 9

    Dec 20, 2007 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #37

    yes song would be a ggod signing for the holding role surely we would able to buy one of arsenals holding midfiled player how many do they want
    surely they would sell us dairra or song but then again they probably wouldnt

  • Leo

    Dec 20, 2007 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #38

    diaby is good and diarra would be good also. dont think they would come or we would go for them

  • Leo

    Dec 20, 2007 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #39

    denilson is the player mike ashley wanted in the summer so maybe he will ask sam if he wants him now…

  • ToonKing

    Dec 20, 2007 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #40

    come on people, Diaby would be the only one worth our time, Song and Diarra are shite’ .


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