Arsenal legend believes Gunners should sign Newcastle star to replace Van Persie

11:02 05 July 2012

Newcastle Unied

Newcastle Unied's Papiss Cisse celebrates his goal during the Barclays Premier League match at Chelsea.

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ray Parlour believes Papiss Cisse would succeed at the Emirates

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes that the Gunners should sign Newcastle star Papiss Cisse to replace Robin van Persie.

The Dutchman announced that he would not sign an extension to his contract that has 12 months to run and the Englishman believes that manager Arsene Wenger should sell quickly and replace quickly.

“What Arsenal have got to do now is try and get the best bidder,” Parlour told talkSPORT. “£25 million or £30 million, get as much money as you can and then reinvest the money in the squad.

“The most important thing for Arsenal fans is to reinvest that money in the club. Not just put it in the bank like they did with Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

“Let’s go out and make a key signing like Papiss Cisse from Newcastle and suddenly people will forget about Robin van Persie.”

Related articles


Latest Sport Stories

Yesterday, 07:03
Islington BC captain Jeff Ofori (right) will be in action on the club's latest show at the Boston Dome

Islington BC plan to give debuts to several fighters when they stage their first home show of the new season this week.

Sunday, October 11, 2015
Marta Corredera of Arsenal Ladies

Arsenal Ladies 3 Birmingham City Ladies 1

Thursday, October 8, 2015
John Ryder (right) in action against Nick Blackwell in ttheir British middleweight title fight at the O2 Arena in May

John Ryder’s trainer is hoping a new nutritional regime can revitalise the Islington star’s career as he prepares for his comeback fight this weekend.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Arsenal Ladies' Jordan Nobbs battles with Kathleen Radtke of Manchester City Women (right) during the Gunners' 1-0 win in the Continental Cup

Midfielder Jordan Nobbs is determined to finish her frustrating season on a high by helping the Gunners to regain the Continental Cup.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Jordan Grannum (red shorts) defeats William Warburton at the Camden Centre. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Islington welterweight Jordan Grannum made a successful start to his professional career as he eased to a comfortable points win over William Warburton at York Hall.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Highgate Harriers' Andy Maud. Pic: Dieter Perry

Andy Maud stole the show in only his second appearance for Highgate Harriers on Saturday, recording the best time of all the club runners at the National Six Stage Road Relays.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Mile End (dark blue) lost 3-1 to Shakespeare in the Hackney & Leyton Sunday League.

Mile End remain top of the Hackney & Leyton League Premier Division despite losing 3-1 against a rejuvenated Shakespeare.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Judo player Luca Veras (left) with Sensei Basil Dawkins

Islington youngster Luca Veras claimed his third consecutive gold medal on Sunday since graduating to red belt level in the summer.

Most read sport


Angharad Baa Stool in Rare Breed.

Great British Life is offering a sheepskin footstool worth £199 to a lucky reader

Amazon: Everything you want to buy all in one place!

With £1,500 to spend online at Amazon, there’s really nothing you can’t buy.

You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Digital Edition

Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder