Arsenal Switch Would ‘Interest’ Bundesliga Goal Machine

Chris Wright

15th, December 2010


By Chris Wright

I feel I should issue a prior warning that this one comes by way of, so anyone who finds their particular strain of blanket, ‘see what sticks’ football coverage a little rich is advised to get out while they still can.

Anyway, the site are reporting this afternoon that the Bundesliga’s joint-top scorer, Freiburg’s £10 million-rated Senegalese striker Papiss Demba Cisse, is angling for an ‘interesting’ January move to Arsenal having already spurned the advances of Fulham in his quest to join one of the Premier League’s London-based Champions League contingent.

A source close to the player (possibly his agent, possibly Goal’s work-experience office monkey) apparently had this to say:

“There’s no mistaking he’s very happy at Freiburg and he’s under contract until 2014, but Arsenal certainly interests him.

“Fulham is not an option. All respect to the club, regardless of whether they can afford him, he wouldn’t want to go.

“Freiburg are a great but small club so it’s very likely he will go in the summer. And Cisse is worthy of Champions League football, that is what he’s aiming for.”

From what I’ve seen (admittedly just a few grainy Youtube videos) Cisse looks like a decent enough striker, though probably not ‘worthy’ of Champions League football quite yet.

It’s also a definite push to describe him as being of ‘Arsenal quality’ in so much as he doesn’t look like he’d offer anything that either Nicklas Bendtner and/or Carlos Vela would do should they be given runs in the first-team.

Anyone out there any the wiser?

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  1. Michael says:

    Bendtner out, Demba Jemba Cisse in? That sucks

  2. Sleeba says:

    I just heard from a reliable ‘source’ at The Emirates that Arsenal board are making an application to join La Liga next season. This is because and I quote, “We don’t feel the love in England anymore”. The board have, in the last year or so, been brushing up on their Spanish and have sighted the Costa del Sol (no pun intended) as a real (again, no pun) possibility. They have even started to ship over the old Highbury bits and pieces that have languished in a warehouse in Beckton, to be ready in time for the start of the season. All the players apart from Wilshire are excited at the move and have begun to sell up their mock tudors and have estate agents all over the Spanish coast on the lookout for Villas. It has been mooted that other teams may follow. It’s all gone mad.

  3. Gonzo says:


    Quality post!!!

  4. Tony Low says:

    Vela should man the f*ck up, stop piggybacking Rosicky, and move to a team that is willing to give him the chance to play regularly

  5. Tom Jones says:

    It’s Freiburg not Freiberg. Freiberg play in Oberliga Baden-Württemberg which is the 5th tier of German football.

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  7. Chris says:

    @Tom Jones: Cheers for the tip-off old boy.

  8. S-League Player says:

    Seen a few highlights from the Bundesliga this season; seems he’s the assertive, fox-in-the-box kinda striker. Might be just what Arsenal need. Be better to sign a potential no hoper and turn him into a world-beater instead of signing potential world-beater(s), a.k.a. Bentdner and Vela, and watch them lurch from one inconsistent performance to another injury crisis.

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