Andre-Pierre Gignac to spark Arsenal vs Newcastle transfer battle

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Strong reports are suggesting that perhaps the hottest talent in Ligue 1 right now, Andre-Pierre Gignac could be moving to the Premier League soon, with Alan Pardew and Arsene Wenger will lock horns in battle for the 28-year-old.

With his career approaches the end of the line, Gignac will be excited about the news of a move to England's top flight. There are two vultures circling already; Arsenal and Newcastle who will be licking their lips at the Frenchman's recent form. 

Gignac form

After becoming the top scorer in the top French league this season so far with 10 goals in 11 games, he is proving to be quite the striker who would be ideal fitting into either a struggling Newcastle squad or an ever-improving Arsenal team.

Who will land him?

Though he is currently at Marseille, the club may struggle to keep hold of him due to his recent immense form paired with French tax reforms. Arsenal will be looking to bolster their improving squad and Gignac could partner either Alexis Sanchez or Danny Welbeck to pose a frightening attacking force. 

Newcastle on the other hand will be looking to build on their revolutionary French side, regardless of the fact that they have been fairly tame of late. Pardew will be on the look-out for a key goalscorer who can bring a little more hope to Tyneside.


Marseille's president seems somewhat concerned over the rumours and does not believe that the 28-year-old will lower his wage salary to stay with the club.

"We would like to keep him, but to me it seems utopian that he will lower his wage salary to stay with us" he is quoted as saying.

"We would like to keep him, but to me it seems utopian that he will lower his wage salary to stay with us."

However, if there is any light at the end of the tunnel for Marseille, the in-form forward has a sweet tooth for the city and the club and may choose his heart over his head.

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