Bassong Pleads To Join Arsenal – Please No
What is it with French players and Newcastle? First, we had Charles N’Zogbia pleading, begging to come to Arsenal, in reality he was an average player who never set he world on fire at Newcastle. There was no way Wenger was going to spend money on an ordinary squad player.
Now we have a new player trying to flee the northeast and reach the French enclave of Arsenal in north London. The man in question is Sebastien Bassong.
Bassong joined Newcastle from Lille in the summer for £1.5m. It is now reported that Wenger is prepared to spend £10m in the summer to bring him to the Emirates. Bassong is like Kalou, a good player who has not ripped up any tress this season. He has not broken into the France national squad.
“My agent told me about Arsenal’s interest and it would be a lie if I said Arsenal are not a club I’m interested in,” Bassong stated.
Is he any better than Djourou, is he a better prospect than Nordveit or even Senderos, who will be returning in the summer? Wenger can put £10m to better use this summer than spending it on an average centre back.
This is a case of another player trying to get a new deal at his club and using Arsenal to get a salary increase. He is currently on £5,000 a week and is looking for a pay increase.
Bassong stay at Newcastle, this club does not want or need you.