With Yohan Cabaye ruled out now until February, the man who is taking his place in the Newcastle side, and by the stats is the third most creative player at the club right now behind Cabaye and Ben Arfa – is Vurnon Anita, and he now become a really important player in central midfield for Newcastle United.
Vurnon Anita – after scoring wonder goal at Club Brugge
Vurnon had said when he arrived in the summer from Ajax, that he wanted to play as many games as possible for Newcastle this season, and it looks like he’ll get his wish.
And it’s good to see that the Dutch International is starting to find his feet in English football, and teh 23 year-old has looked so much better in the last few games, that he did at the start of the season.
We’ll have to rely on Anita, and Ben Arfa when he returns in a couple of weeks time, to create the chances for strikers like Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba and Shola Ameobi to score the goals that we’ll need.
Vurnon is a gifted technical player, and you could see what wonderful technique he has when he rifled in that goal at Club Brugge, and we need some more of that type of shooting from the 5 times capped Dutch international.
How Newcastle fare in the next two or three months will depend a lot on how well Vurnon can adapt as the creative central midfield player for Newcastle in the months ahead.
We have to hope he exceeds expectations and becomes a Newcastle star in the absence of Yohan Cabaye, and if that happens we should be higher up in the league table when Yohan does finally return to the side in February.
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