There’s a photograph of Cheick Tiote wearing an Arsenal shirt that is starting to do the rounds on the Internet
Cheick Tiote in Arsenal strip
The photo has only just been uploaded to his Facebook account, so what’s the significance of him doing that – always assuming Cheick was the one who did it.
There was news in the summer that manager Alan Pardew has confirmed, that Cheick Tiote was unsettled and wanted to leave Newcastle – maybe even in January – so putting that picture up on his Facebook page is hardly appropriate right now.
And that coupled with the fact he has only appeared four times for Newcastle so far this season, and has been out for five weeks with what was initially termed only a slight injury – will lead some people to believe he is keeping himself for January, when maybe he will push for a move.
But of course we would never suggest that. 😀
Cheick denied he wanted to leave Newcastle in the summer and said the comments published had been erroneous translations of what he had really said – and that can happen.
Cheick picked up his latest injury in the warm-up to the home game against Leicester City on October 16th – five weeks ago – which was the first of five wins on the trot for Newcastle, and his continued absence is strange at best.
We just hope we are not getting into another circus in January, when the transfer window opens again and for the second year running we lose one of our best players half way through the season.
And that’s especially true when we are starting to do well – but come to think of it we also had been doing very well last season – when Yohan Cabaye was suddenly sold.
But there again maybe it’s just a daft prank that nobody thought through too much?
What do you think?
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