Posted on Monday, 29th October 2012 by Tony Merakli
So apparently Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse is not very happy at St James’ Park after failing to repeat last season’s prolific form and losing his starting place in the side this term.
But with several critics, TV pundits and a lot of Arsenal fans believing Arsene Wenger still needs to sign a top striker in January, despite acquiring both Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, could Cisse be that man?
The 27-year-old was once linked with a move to The Emirates before making the switch to Newcastle from Freiburg in January 2012, and with news suggesting the striker is growing restless at Tyneside, should Arsenal register their interest in the Senegal international?
In my opinion, if Wenger is indeed looking to strengthen his strike-force in January, then Cisse would be an ideal signing for The Gunners.
He is powerful, has great technical ability and is an out-and-out goal scorer. In addition, he also has Premier League experience under his belt, so adapting wouldn’t be an issue. His Newcastle record to date isn’t bad either – 16 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions.
Would he suit our style of play? I believe so. He reminds me a little of Giroud in the way he holds up play and his off the ball movement, but with the clinical finishing.
If he is put up for sale this January, then Wenger should definitely consider signing him. Even former Gunner Ray Parlour has urged the club to go for him following the departure of Robin van Persie in the summer
However, I think other positions need to be addressed first.
Would Cisse fit the bill at Arsenal?
Is he the man fans have been crying out for?
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