Tiote & Navas Heading To The Emirates?

By on August 22, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal are linked with Cheick Tiote and Jesus Navas.

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Tiote to the Emirates?

The Metro claim Arsenal will use the £15m they received from sale of Alex Song to Barcelona to launch a bid for Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote.

Arsene Wenger is expected to add a defensive midfielder to his ranks before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, and the Frenchman is believed to have turned his attention to Tiote after a move for long-term target Yann M’Vila stalled.

Tiote has enjoyed two hugely successful seasons at St James Park following his £3.5m move from FC Twente in 2010. His energetic and dogged style has attracted interest from several top European clubs and it seems Arsenal have joined the list of suitors.

I would love to see Tiote at the Emirates but i really can’t see Wenger paying what it would take to persuade Newcastle into selling. In all likelyhood, it would take in excess of the £15m we received for Song, so i think Arsene will go for a cheaper alternative in the end.

Theo out, Navas In?

Reports from Spanish newspaper AS claim that Arsenal are lining up a €15million bid for Sevilla winger Jesus Navas.

The 26-year-old has been in superb form in recent seasons and was part of the Spain squad that retained the European championship title this summer.

New Gunners signing Santi Cazorla is understood to have recommended his Spanish team mate to boss Arsene Wenger, and the Frenchman is mulling over a move.

Having spent his entire career with Sevilla, making over 350 appearances since breaking into the first team in 2003, Navas could be ready for a fresh challenge this summer.

However, I really can’t see the thinking behind moving for Navas unless he’s a potential replacement for Theo Walcott, who is yet to sign a new contract. A defensive midfielder and a utility defender are the priorities before the window shuts, not another tricky winger.

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66 Comments

  1. Gunner 4 smile

    August 23, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    U guys re sayn good talk, bt 4 me al i nid z dat MR WENGER shuld get more quality players like m`villa or tiote, johnson or navas 4 me oo. Up gunners, 4 lyf

  2. tobechukwu

    August 23, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    actuall….jesus is indeed a very good talented player that suites arsenal…carzola knows what he sees that push him to tell wenger to buy jesus…theo is good but not that very good although he’s in very prime age of footballer now…we all no that walcot is the only player that keeps moving ball…and his speeds help a lot very well…what i think wenger should do now is to buy him …he may bench theo, but ‘ll enable theo to be serious in is game…and let no forget that theo is demanding for high wages now, and still not extend his contract meaning, that anything can possible happen…buying jesus now would forever do us very good because if theo leave us then we ‘ll not fell him, because we have jesus on our squad …
    the best thing wenger should do is to listen to what carzola just said about his team mate…and m’villa/tiote and finally one defender…(mexes)..hn! up gunners >>>>>hope we’ll win Sunday’s game against stoke city and grab the 3 point…hn!

    • Barry

      August 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      Ya wenger shuld do us dat gud by adding dis new talented players,more expecially mid fielder nd defender,cos looking at our first match wit sunderland,u wil notice dat we d guners realy need a gud replacement 4 song

  3. adam

    August 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    tiote would be a perfcet replacement for song.his another patrick viera.

  4. Femi

    August 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I wil prefer tiote 2 m villa cos tiote is used 2 the league

  5. Bash funtua

    August 23, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Jesus navas is gud,tiote is gud so wenger buy them we need them

  6. asdf

    August 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Tiote would be an AWESOME signing. I would love for him to come to arsenal. Navas would be good too but i think were good with wingers and could use a defender. Navas’s homesickness is also concerning

  7. adebayo sodiq gudugudu

    August 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    i think tiote is gud replacement 4 song all is dat we need j navas nd tiote

  8. ola james

    August 23, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Tiote is a gud replacement for song wenger please buy dnt look @ d price I bet u we are going to be a contender this season

  9. Eminence

    August 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I love seen tiote than jesus navas i hope prof sign him

  10. sandifin

    August 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    wenger shud move fast and allow team to gel.

  11. Jeykovic

    August 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    According 2my point iwould lyk 2say wenger let him buy both tioto nd navas let him not look maney bt look de future of de team nd dinity

  12. Emmanuel

    August 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Sign tiote bring back eduardo

  13. Ezzy cheruiyot

    August 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Pliz we need navas n m’villa,striking force we need.

  14. piac

    August 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Watever u have to do just be fast about it.I will also luv to c sahin

  15. Jafary khatibu

    August 23, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    i thnk tiote is the gud replacement for alex since he at the league and navas wil help us to so pls wenger buy them its me jafary from tanzania

  16. Archmed

    August 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Wenger shud pls hid to Santi 2 buy Navas,nd i prefer Y’mvila or Toite in dix great squad n dere aft Mexes swapin tat boy n we r gud to go UP GUNNERS 4 life.

  17. alexander

    August 24, 2012 at 9:41 am

    j prefer kiote 2 nuri sahin to today to replace alexsong

  18. Hamza

    August 28, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Buy Navas defo and either M’vila or Tiote but do it quickly also Clint dempsey as another attacking force who would be more then essential for the gunners

  19. Neil

    August 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Dempsey would be great and he wants to play CL football and Totie and Navas would be so great for arsenal

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