Demba Ba Claims Arsenal Move Is A Long Way Off

By on December 27, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Demba Ba talks about his future.

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Newcastle United striker Demba Ba claims a move to Arsenal is a long way off and admitted he’d be interested in signing for Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Mirror.

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The report claims the Senegalese striker – who has a £7m release clause in his contract – is interesting Gunners boss Arsene Wenger as we approach the opening of the January transfer window.

However, Ba has claimed any potential move to the Emirates is a ‘long way off’, saying his only focus is to help Newcastle out of the ‘mess’ they are currently in, while he also revealed he’d be keen to play for French giants Paris Saint-Germain – who he supported as a boy after growing up in the Paris suburb of Serves. Ba is quoted as saying by the Mirror:

“I watch PSG as a fan, a supporter. I have never hidden my attraction to the club and have been a supporter since I was little.

“Now, they are doing important things, big projects for the future, and of course it would please me to play in the colours of a team I support.

“But as I said about Arsenal, it’s something which is a long way off. For the moment, I am concentrating on what I have to do with my team – getting Newcastle out of the mess we are in.

“But it is true that PSG is a special club for me.”

I’ve said over the last few months that we need to sign a new striker in January and my preference would be to bring in someone with Premiership experience, and there aren’t many better about than Ba. Certainly not who’re available at £7m anyway.

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So I hope we see some movement in this potential deal in the coming weeks as I think he’d be a great signing for Arsenal. He scored 16 goals last season for the Magpies and has 11 already in the league this term, so he’s a proven Premier League goal-scorer and would provide us with another option up front.

Newcastle appear to be planning for life without the player, with the Mirror claiming Alan Pardew is lining up Loic Remy as a replacement, so let’s not mess about and try and get a deal done early in the window.

Would you like to see Ba at Arsenal? Get involved in the comments section below.

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16 Comments

  1. ISRAEL

    December 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I WOULDNT WANT TO SEE BA OR WHAT EVER HE IS CALLED IN THE COLOURS OF OUR DEAR TEAM. HE IS NO BETTER THAN GIROUD.

  2. innocent ejike

    December 27, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I wil lik 2 c ba as soon as posible, he z vry strika whch arsenal as a team lack 2day

  3. Ebeke uche

    December 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    will like to see demba ba in arsenal because he has everything needed by a striker.

  4. Ceejay

    December 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I watched Ba against Man U yesterday n I really hope we sign him up. Good feet, great movements, nice brains (unlike gervinho), power shot and superb workrate. #SIGNHIMUP

  5. Tony

    December 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Ba is nt better than vila, pluz wi need a player like villa u is gud and cn suit 2 ur stlye of play,ba’s heart is in paris so he wont hve any impct at ur club

  6. Ebeke uche

    December 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Israel pls stp talkin abt giroud, he is nt a striker lazy, cannot run, nt scorein. He is flop 4 us

  7. Ebeke uche

    December 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    ba is beta dan vila

  8. Kenny

    December 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I want Ba that’s all nd do nt care who is better, Ba is exceptiona there’s no 2 ways abt that ok?

  9. Gingin

    December 27, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I like BA to be a gunner,but when he choose PSG is okay we just say bye.

  10. mark BIAS

    December 27, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    wat Arsenal lacks are players who realy admire da team,but da likes ov Vila is awaste coz such players a hard tu command becoz dey think dey have made big names already,i prefer Ba although is heart is in France but dat can’t take away his committement tu work hard 4 da team provided agood wage is negotiated

  11. hilarioh ph.D

    December 27, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Ba is indeed a good striker, wenger shud pls do every thing possible 2 get him 2 emirates,nobody shud talk abt giroud,coz he is jst there 4 nothing……..Gunners 4 eva.

  12. Samedoo

    December 27, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Pls wenger get him before rivals get him!

  13. ibrahim

    December 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    pls we nid him 4get abt villa he is above 30 know come on wenger sign him

  14. ibrahim

    December 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    ba is betta than both giroud & villa so sign him pls

  15. MUSILIU AFEEZ AKANNI

    December 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Everything a team need is in ba,*2 injury free seasons*strong and energetic*scoring from any distance*scoring while backing d goal post*ability to take on 2 defenders at a time.dis are wat we need in a world class strikers.REMEMBER THERE ARE SO MANY WORLD CLASS PLAYERS IN LESSER TEAM AND ONLY OPPORTUNITIES CAN TAKE THEM TO D STATUS WHICH THEY BELONG

  16. labash

    December 27, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    pls let us all pray that our stingy and stuborn prof pays the money to secure the services of DEMBA BA cos he has all the qualities of a good striker.

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