Arsene Wenger – Tiote Not On His Way To Arsenal


There have been a number of reports that Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal manager, was interested in getting Cheick Tiote to the Gunners, Newcastle’s top defensive midfielder.

Cheick Tiote – in action last week against Tottenham

Arsene spoke after Arsenal’s second 0-0 draw in a row this season, this time at Stoke, and he was asked if Tiote would be a replacement for the departed Alex Song, who went to Barcelona for £15M last week.

And there was even news today in the Sunday Mirror that we covered, that said that Arsenal had already asked Newcastle United about Tiote.

But it seems that Arsene Wenger may have put an end to the speculation – we hope he has put an end to the speculation.

This is what Arsene said when he was asked about the speculation linking Tiote with the Gunners:

“Tiote is a good player, but he’s not on his way to Arsenal.”

Alan Pardew is hoping that he can keep all his players through next Saturday when the transfer window will be over, so it looks like Arsenal are not after Cheick.

That’s good news.

Since joining Newcastle from FC Twente for £3.5M in the summer of 2010, Tiote has played 53 times for Newcastle with that one fantastic goal against Arsenal eighteen months ago, which leveled the scores at 4-4, after Newcastle had been 4-0 down after 26 minutes.

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279 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #1

    We’d be mad to sell Tiote imho.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #2

    So 2 games n looks like we’re on same points as man u, man city n Liverpool n were 1 pt ahead of arsenal n 2 pts ahead of spurs why are ppl moaning

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  • nick_9

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Because there is another 36 games to play haha

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #4

    Correction a point behind man city n 2 ahead of Liverpool bcoz city jus scored

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  • MacToon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Gift for City 😆 2-2

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #6

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahaha!!! 😆

    2-2. Awful pass back by skrtel.

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  • JBNUFC92

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Good news! Also… Skrtl haha 😀

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  • JBNUFC92

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #8

    Good news! Also… Skrtl haha

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Check

    Its annoying me reading through all the comments and people are saying we lost because we were beaten by a better team and they’re European champions etc.

    What people don’t realise is, we’re annoyed in the way we got beat.
    To state the obvious 4-4-2 is Sh*t. We play Sh*t with 4-4-2.
    And you’re right, we rely on individual pieces of brilliance to win games and a lot of luck. We hardly control games and when we do have the ball we look clueless going forward.

    -Ba and Cisse can’t play together.
    – Jonas is not a LW.
    – Cabaye needs 2Dm midfielders behind him to play well.
    -Ben arfa is too restricted and Simpson isn’t on the same wave length with when they go forward ( tbf not many people are) .

    In a 4-5-1/4-2-3-1 these problems would be sorted.

    Krul
    Simpson Saylor Colo Santon
    Anita/Jonas Tiote
    Ben Arfa Cabaye Marveaux
    Ba/Cisse

    That’s what we should play and with The French trio of HBA, Cabaye and marveaux all linking up we could be very dangerous. But we can all dream of such teams because it looks like pardew’s stubbornness to move away from 4-4-2 is taking effect again.

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  • JBNUFC92

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #10

    We have to play 433, worked a treat last season.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Our new striker has just come on haha

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  • MacToon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #12

    Carroll gets 7 minutes.

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  • nick_9

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m rooting for man city here and any other team who plays the contenders for 10th to 4th. A good win in Europe on Thursday followed by a signing or two and a good win against villa and we will all be smiling again.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #14

    433 has to b what we play went to that second half v spurs n worked

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Dzeko’s just missed a sitter… Howay Man City!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Ochy makes some very valid points. No one is saying pardew out but he can be frustrating at times like putting on Perch when we should have been going for goals.

    Pardew is obviously an extremely good manager but maybe as Ochy says he hasn’t really hit the heights previously because he can be fatally stubborn at times and refuse to change formation, tactics and personel when we are losing.

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Nick 9 that will b a good week but the blog will b half empty bcoz all the ppl who only come here to moan will go into hiding again until are next defeat

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  • Spellcheck

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Mr T simply aint going nowhere. He has stated on mumerous occasions that e loves Newcastle,the team the city & the friendly Geordie population!!!!!! Nice win on Thursday & then we play a poor Aston villa,3pts im sure of it! couple of signings wouldnt go amiss,especially Debuchy & a formation wid a free role for the majestic Ben Arfa wid either BA or Cisse up front,rest of team picks itself. Howay lads its early days in this season,get behind the TOON!!!!!!!!!

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  • davybtoon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Rotonda does the work the other way then bcoz we went from 442 to 433 last week v spurs n won all Pardews doing

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Super – Totally agree, said last week, wonder how many times Pardew changes formation during a game this season, last season we were shit more than good with 442, however some how picked up some pretty unjust results, seems like he’s hoping for more of the same this season.

    Last years success was mostly down to Benny and Cisse being absolutely unbelievable and the rest of the team digging in, we need to offer more than that, At home last season i can only think of a couple of games were we truly bossed the match, Stoke, Blackburn. Outplayed by such greats as Wolves and Bolton even Wigan.

    I look at performance rather than results to gauge how the manager is doing, for sure it improved a shit load last year when we changed to 433, dont know why we have gone back to 442 when it has been proved for the most part we are shit playing it, plus it promotes our team to hit the ball long.

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  • nick_9

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Y’all need to chip in at half time buying burgers and pints and lots of extra merchandise to up the revenue so we can afford an extra player or two.

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  • MacToon

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #22

    nick_9 I believe all catering is subcontracted now, atleast it was last season.

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  • Cool Hand Luke

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #23

    I wonder did Arsne have Mr T’s boot on his neck when making this statement.

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  • mot7

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #24

    i dont want pardew out just want him to get rid of that crap 4 4 2 formation he brought in most of the midfield we have so why not play a formation that gets the best out of them instead of asking ben arfa to defend and having caby chasing oposition midfield allover the place

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #25

    VILA LA NATA!!!! You kop bas*cards!

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #26

    VILA LA NATA!!!! You kop bas*ards!

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 26, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #27

    Check

    Exactly, I just can’t understand why we continue to play 4-4-2 .
    The coaches must know that 4-4-2 doesnt work. Surely they can’t all agree that 4-4-2 is the best formation. Aaaarrrrggghhhh!
    It’s just so frustrating because we’ll all hope for it not to be 4-4-2 against atromitos and Villa, and we’ll be left dissapointed again.

    Even if do beat Villa with 4-4-2, I can guarantee that it will be scrappy and we’ll comeback and still say the same thing. Villa are awful and a team back in the SBR days we would beat 3-0/3-1. Now it’s a hard fought 2-1. It’s nice to win, but it’s just not as satisfying if it’s undeserved. That’s why our GD was only +5 last year. We never scored 4 or more goals.

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  • nick_9

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #28

    There goes that little idea then, probably in case fans decide to boycott then it won’t hit ash in the pocket. I noticed he is selling room shirts in sports direct £13 cheaper than in the club shop, I bet lots of people bought from there and not the club, do we get out from that?

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Liverpool looked really impressive today. I think those of you tipping them for failure again may be some way off.

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #30

    TDS

    I had them down to lose their next 4 games considering they were against man city, sunderland, man utd and arsenal.

    Imagine Liverpool with just 1pt after 5games. 😀

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  • mot7

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #31

    if a team with average players can control a game like swasea do why cant we with a better class of player do the same. as much as i respect pardew he is playing a very outdated english system that doesnt suit the players we have .
    this will only result in them becoming frustrated and wanting to leave
    .

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  • Pilly69

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #32

    After reading the blog for about a year this is my 1st post here it goes!! Check t t could not agree more with your coments about last season thought we were lucky to win games against “weaker” teams.I believe Newcastle need to play with 2 dm’s in front of back 4 and let the creative players push forward, Cabaye sits far too to deep for my liking needs to be on the front foot

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Do you think we would of played 4-4-2 yesterday if tiote had been fit??

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #34

    TDS – i agree, think Rodgers knows how he wants to play and think he will be given time at Liverpool, clearly they are intent on spending so unfortunately they will probably end up above us in the league, it is hard to take but i think it is inevitable, hope Enrique doesnt eventually be proved to be right.

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #35

    One problem we have is that we aren’t good in one-two movement and people taking a lot of runs without the ball.

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #36

    Now that Wenger has said that Tiote is not going to Arsenal.Can all the moaners and groaners stop going on about it.Wait till next week and all or probably not will be revealed by MA and the boys.

    Its pointless letting yourselves getting het up.Out of your hands I’m afraid.So stop being negative

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Hopefully it will come when all of our skillful players gets few games together.

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #38
  • check the toastie

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #39

    tads – yep Mr T would have played instead of Anita probably.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 26, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #40

    I feel the need to point out that just because Wenger says something, doesn’t mean it’s true.

    Pardew said we wouldn’t sign a striker – we signed Cisse.

    Why would Wenger be any different? He could easily just be trying to respect NUFC, unlike the way Barcelona treated them.

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