N’Zogbia Dreams Of Playing For Arsenal


At the end of last season Newcastle fans were wondering if Charles N’Zogbia would still be at the club at the end of August.

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Charles N’Zogbia – wants to move to London

Newcastle left winger Charles N’Zogbia is reported to be ready to tell Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan he has a desire to play somewhere other than at Newcastle, preferably at Arsenal or Tottenham.

The French Under-21 international, who Newcastle signed from Le Havre when he was just 18 years old in 2004, has been linked with a move away from St James’ Park, following reports that he is unsettled on Tyneside.

N’Zogbia started 27 Premier League matches last season for Newcastle, and still has four years remaining on his current deal, which he signed last September.

Maybe we should explain to Charles that contracts are not just pieces of paper but they are agreements to be honored on both sides, as a legal document.

Not that the recent ridiculous pronouncements from Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, the President of FIFA helps much.

Sepp compared players’ contracts today to modern slavery, and then had the utter gall to say that Christiano Ronaldo should be allowed to leave the Red Devils for Real Madrid “if he wants to.”

How do these people ever get elected to high office when they come out with these stupid statements all the time?

We suppose someone has to explain to Sepp about what contracts are for – because it seems like he has no idea.

N’Zogbia has said he wants to hold talks with manager Kevin Keegan shortly to discuss his future at the club, and he told France Football yesterday:

“At the end of last season I didn’t play a lot, so that has given me desire to play somewhere else.”

” When I talk with the coach it will be clearer. My priority is to play.”

“I have dreamed about Arsenal since I was kid. I would be delighted to join the Gunners.”

“It is a famous team that has big coverage in France. But Tottenham is exciting too.”

“I have never played in Ligue 1. That could be an experience in my career. But frankly, it is not my current priority.”

” I am playing in one of the best leagues in the world. And I feel a little like at home here.”

If Charles wants to play regularly, the last thing he should do is move to Arsenal – if they in fact want him.

There are some great players at the Gunners, who cannot get a game in the first team, and Charles will have a much better chance of playing first team football on Tyneside.

But if we he really wants to move to London, we know Kevin will not stand in his way – but Newcastle need to put a decent transfer fee on the player, and only sell him, if a club meets that figure.

If that doesn’t happen then Charles has an obligation to stay at the club, because he signed a 5 year contract last year, and should have thought about all this before he signed the contract.

Of course we may hear from The FIFA President on this in the future, telling Newcastle to sell Charles to Arsenal immediately, for whatever  Arsenal want to pay for him, should in fact Arsenal actually want him.

That’s no more ridiculous than the statement he made recently on the Ronaldo case.

And these people run world football?

Heaven help us.

Comments welcome, but please keep them civil.



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104 comments so far

  • Kash2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Wohoooo……..First AGAIN!

    He needs a shoe up his arse…NAL!

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  • brownrob

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Best to have players who want to play for the shirt. in my opinion, use the money to get someone who will give 100%

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  • bigpeaovtheweab

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #3

    let him go we dont need a stropy frenchman not wanting to play for us id love to keep him but if he wants out let him go

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  • Kash2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #4

    Well we’ve got Jonas who can play left or right anyway. Get rid, and someone with a bit more creative aspect to there game!

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  • Kash2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #5

    I think he might be sold anyway, especially if we’re after Larsson. With Zog gone, then we have more than enough options for the wings if we sign Larsson in addition to Jonas!

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  • broon ale

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #6

    i remember him saying at the end of last season, “i dont wish to leave newcastle and if i am honest I never have”

    utter lies charles now pack your bags! enjoy the bench at the emirates!

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  • Ashton

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #7

    Ungratfull muppet

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  • Kash2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #8

    @Broon Ale: Watch he’ll come out and say that his comments were mis-interperated!

    PRAT

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  • Phil

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #9

    It’s very worrying. Nzogbia is very talented, and could be a legend in this place if he just adhusted his attitude a little.

    But if he doesn’t want to be here, he can take his stuff and f*** off.

    Blatter, s comments will only serve to destabilise anyone who isn’t in the top four clubs.

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  • The Entertainers

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #10

    Your right Ed, according to Blatter we have ‘enslaved’ Zog for 5 whole years !

    Enslave me now Newcastle United and i accept your terms too. 35k p/w!……

    The mans a joke! and Platini no better.

    Back to Zog, sell, sell sell…..no desire, no commitment, no passion, no good then!

    Why is it the bloody French keeping producing talented sulky players?

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  • brownrob

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Who was the reporter he spoke to again?

    I think it was Osama Bin Laden! 😀

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  • dougnufc

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #12

    ——————–Given————————–
    Beye—–Taylor——-Coloccini—–Enrique
    ——-Larsson—-Inler—-Jonas—————
    ——————OWEN(C)———————–
    ——–Derdiyok———-Martins————–

    Subs:
    Harps, Edgar, Milner, Butt,Skjelbred, LuaLua, Dukes/Carroll

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  • Hammy

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Olivier Bernard anybody???
    bye bye career….

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  • tam toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #14

    Funny how the little tool won’t speak to the press! How is it he keeps getting his message across. Hate him get shot, the frog whinger list is endless Domi, Dumas,Robert,Goma ,Distin, Zog etc etc.Thanks hammy bernard I will say nothing about coloured frogs.

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Sepp Blatter is a imbecile. If Man Utd wanted Ronaldo from Madrid id bet he wouldnt come out and say he should be allowed to leave and neither would Pratini. I wont believe anything about N’Zogbia until it is on the offical website. Playing for Arsenal is a dream and it can remain his dream. We have him on a 5 yr deal and i want him to stay.

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  • Ericles

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #16

    Where is this information coming from? Come on KK and grab Zog by the scruff of the neck, stick him front of a mike and cameras and loads of NUFC fans, and demand he tells us all where he wants to be. If he is throwing his toys out of the pram again then put him on the next express to Kings Cross. If not then buy him some larger nappies and make him play!

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  • tam toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Costco have a good deal on nappies at the mo.

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  • Kash2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #18

    @Tam Toon: Slightly racist!!!!

    Good thing Spyro isn’t commenting!

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  • 51times

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #19

    If he wants out, get him out. No use to us if he wants away.

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  • Dirk

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #20

    He hasnt said he doesnt want to play for newcastle just he wants to play regular football and if he cant play at newcastle then hed lik arse or spuds. lets not attack him now, he did a grand job for us last yr and if he wants to leave and spuds are willing to buy him then lets milk them dry. until that happens tho he is still a newcastle player and i will continue to support him till the day he leaves.

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  • tam toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #21

    Kash 2 aye slightly mate, but facts. I just think of the likes of Anelka. It does not happen any where else on such a large scale just France.

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  • steve

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #22

    He obviously doesn’t give a flying who he plays for as long as it’s in London and they’ll give him 35- 40k a week –
    How he can say in the same breath that he dreams of playing for Arsenal but also Spurs is exciting.
    And maybe West Ham or Fulham if they don’t want you eh zogs!

    Doesn’t he know that Arsenal / Spurs supporters actually hate each other and are likely to be less than enamoured with these comments!

    Zogs needs to get his head down and actually start producing some decent football as for Sepp Blatters comments on slavery *%$£

    Next he’ll be comparing footballers to Nazi camp prisoners of war

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  • Hammy

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #23

    I wonder if any of the first teamers post on here under an assumed name??? what do you reckon, all that spare time on their hands???
    anyway I’m off to wash my Aston Martin and then go for a few holes with Alan and Rob…I think I’ll tell them about my new contract…

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  • Steve T

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #24

    Zog’s the best Left Winger we have at the club. Can’t blame him for only wanting to play football. He should be promised a starting place LW next season and tell him to work hard to keep that place.

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  • Maestro

    Jul 11, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #25

    Well, Martins said almost the same thing: “Arsenal is a big club that everyone wants to play for.”

    So, do you want to sell both players? I´d rather keep them both.

    And Udinese general director said that Inler will stay!

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  • Kash2

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #26

    @Tam Toon: Most frnch are whinging fannies to be honest. Plus they’re proper ignorant and unmanorable fools.

    There’s loads working in my building for Commerzbank and they always jump ahead of you for the lift and never let women out the lift first. Proper idiots!

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  • tam toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Maestro know what your getting at but Oba’s were never as direct as zogs. End of the day don’t care how good any player is, if they don’t want to wear black and white get rid. We have had loads of it over the years. People struggle to pay for their tickets, they don’t need this from overpaid prima donnas. 😀

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  • Hammy

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #28

    Yes that’s right Kash, as soon as our parisian friends encounter something they don’t like they torch a town or blockade roads or something similar, we’d get locked up!!!!
    sacre bleu!!!

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  • Ericles

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #29

    The item is on France Football and is being bandied about on BBC sports gossip column. It says he wants to discuss his future with KK as well as the bit about Arse and All and Tottie on Ham. Time the air was cleared on this one too.

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  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Tell him to change his mind!

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  • tam toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #31

    Kash 2 now that is proper racist! I have a bit to do with them at work and you are spot on. They are the new Germans. Like mancs are the new cockneys.

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  • CRAIGG

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #32

    This could have been avoided by not signing Duff, 05-06 he was superb and was certainly not deserving of his treatment by Roeder as Duff has done absoutely nothing since arriving

    (I cant think of 1 Duff assist can anyone?)

    This is the reason i hate the bashing of Milner, When has he ever moaned about anything he gets on with it despite being called back from Villa about 5 minutes before signing.

    Dropped for the disinterested overpaid clown Dyer last season despite being brilliant in every game.

    Played out of position by Allardyce every game yet still gets on with it and was clearly our best player this season during Sams time.

    Being bid for by liverpool he could have done what Barry is to secure a move but no he gets on with it and that is why he is a gem.

    Not to mention his 30 Assists and 12 Goals in the last 3 seasons of playing in an awful Villa side and a (just) slightly better Newcastle side.

    Can you imagine how good he could be with a fully fit Viduka and Owen partnership.

    Sod Larsson Jinky Jimmy is the way forward.

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  • scott9

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #33

    get rid of him he has no respect for us newcastle fans coming out with statements like that his attitude stinks i say let him root away on the arsenal the aragent idiot

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  • tam toon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Oh I forgot about Ginola being a left whinger!

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  • WIGAZ

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #35

    Well if you want to go then GO!!!! lets be honest lads he’s no Ronaldo is he? didn’t score 40 odd goals for us last season so hy we that bothered? no comitment! get rid, play jonas out left Buy SWP for the right! milner can play inside or right, sorted! one more thing tell u what arsene straight swap zog for walcott! what u lads think bout that?

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  • mikeygd

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #36

    He will regret it when he moves, just like olivier bernard he will end up ruining his career.

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  • Taiwantoon

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #37

    I will forgive him for that.

    Every French player would want to play for Arsenal, wouldn’t they? It’s even hard to get in the Arsenal squad than getting into the Franch national team. One of our formal player has assured us of that.

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  • Maestro

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #38

    @ tam toon # 27

    I totally agree!!

    I the only reason why I want to keep them is our paper thin squad! We already need 4-5 new players…

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #39

    This can be solved. He is not saying he is miserable, merely that he wants to play. Let’s make Newcastle a proper team for him to play for, and he will stay.

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  • autibo

    Jul 11, 2008 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #40

    to be fair it sounds to me like he’s happy to stay if he gets picked. “things will be clearer when i speak with the coach. my priority is to play”

    but if spurs were to offer us decent cash £3m+ plus either malbranque or lennon i’d be tempted

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