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Arsenal To Sign Zinedine Zidane

I don't know how many people have seen the advert today for The News Of The World that claims that tomorrow it will reveal that Arsenal will sign a world cup star in a transfer that will rock the world.

The Sunday rag claims that the news will rock the world when the Gunners capture the signature of a world cup star.

Well Vital Arsenal has it on good authority that the player in question is none other than Zinedine Zidane.

Look at the evidence;

The player is a world cup star. Zidane is one of the biggest names in world football.

The transfer will shock the world, I mean who wouldn't be shocked by Zidane coming out of retierment to play for Arsenal?

The transfer window is closed and Zidane is the only star of the world cup in the position to join a club as he currently is not under contract.

You heard it here first.

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The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 16 2006

Time: 6:57PM

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thats fantastic news aswell it all fits well i saw the advert aswell. it looks like arsene had this all planned for a long time !!!!! come on zinedineeee !!!
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16/09/2006 19:06:00

Does anyone remember Arsene Wenger last summer saying we'd have to wait a year till we got a world class player??
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16/09/2006 19:08:00

Hmmmmmmmmm, I'll believe it when I see it.
Little Dutch
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16/09/2006 19:12:00

If the story is true it will great to have a personality as Big as Zidane at the club, He could bring a real winning mentality which would help the development of the youngsters. Seeing is believing tho!
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16/09/2006 19:18:00

LOL - this would be funny. If you predicted right, well done.
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16/09/2006 19:18:00

This is the NOTW we're talking about.... Joe Cole or Beckham to sign in January sensation..... Both rowlocks.
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16/09/2006 19:19:00

could be zizou or maybe denilson, not the one we jus bought the winger. he had a trial at portsmouth but they didn't take him. but zizou would be great but we need a winger.
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16/09/2006 19:34:00

if this happens i'll eat my hat... willingly!
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16/09/2006 19:41:00

protocal - Denilson has already signed for Saudi side, Al Nasr. Plus he didn't play in the world cup!!!
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16/09/2006 19:44:00

Thinkin bout it - we've already got loads of central mids! He's better than Flamini tho - arf arf. No way wenger would do this in a milion years, NOTW must be queuing up a colloqial article or summat.
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16/09/2006 19:48:00

Arsene wouldn't sign Zidane... he'd hinder Fabregas' progress, also him and Henry have never played well together for France... Arsene doesn't sign players over 30 and why would Zidane come out retirement to play in the quickest league in the world when as we saw when we played Real Madrid last season, he's losing the little bit of pace he did have!
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16/09/2006 19:58:00

these "facts" you speak are hardly "on good authority" are they?
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16/09/2006 20:09:00

After a summer of rumours this is another one that I just can't see happening. Our midfield is full now!!! But interesting if there was someone.
The Highbury Hero
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16/09/2006 20:18:00

despite his age he still pulled the strings for France in the summer, and they were probably the best team. would be a good signing, though we dont need the numbers in that position.
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16/09/2006 20:26:00

It cant be zidane, i live in paris and havent heard of it. Remember the media here follows zizou in daily basis. My bet goes to buffon.
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16/09/2006 20:40:00

its ronaldo....the fat one
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16/09/2006 21:09:00

What a load of bollox!
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16/09/2006 21:09:00

after all...we dont want him at fulham
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16/09/2006 21:10:00

if u get him i rate u but if he was really coming out of retierment wouldnt u expect it 2 be at real madrid
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16/09/2006 21:12:00

As good as ZZ is(or was!) why would we sign a 30 year old? (unless it's to put bums on seats/sell shirts) When we have let Pires go! And refused to let the 'over 30s sign a 2 year deal,I think we can dismiss this story as a load of *********!
gunner graham
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16/09/2006 21:23:00

As good as ZZ is(or was!) why would we sign a 30 year old? (unless it's to put bums on seats/sell shirts) When we have let Pires go! And refused to let the 'over 30s' sign a 2 year deal,I think we can dismiss this story as a load of *********!
gunner graham
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16/09/2006 21:25:00

Depends on if the transfer that will shock will happen now or in January. If now it can only be Zidane as it could only be on a free transfer and I cant think of anyone else in a similar position. If it is January then who would be a shock, It would have to be someone currently playing for our main Rivals. besides it is the NOTW so it is probably Bo"£ocks anyway.....roll on the early editions
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16/09/2006 21:31:00

Err-hello There is no now!(The transfer window is now shut!!!)
gunner graham
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16/09/2006 21:37:00

if a player is not contracted to any teams he can sign whenever. although we have a great variety of midfielders, zidane would still be an unbelivable decision to our squad. but lets not settle on zidane just yet, it could be a variety of stars that could be coming here in january.
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16/09/2006 21:42:00

addition* not decision
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16/09/2006 21:42:00

Err-hello free agents can join a team outside the transfer window, So yes there is a now and that is why I am struggling to think of another player that it could be b4 January
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16/09/2006 21:59:00

Yes excuse me(shutupdrogba)You are 100 per cent right.
gunner graham
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16/09/2006 22:02:00

Yeah i know (patthegooner) and to everyone else that wants to correct me.
gunner graham
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16/09/2006 22:05:00

All praise to Lehman(done a great job!)but Buffon would be a superb signing!
gunner graham
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16/09/2006 22:08:00

It is the way they have worded it, 'A transfer that will shock the football world' normally if we had been linked with someone like Wright-Phillips or Trezeguet etc it would just be on there Rumours page. but bear in mind their big exclusive two days ago was that we were being taken over by Billionaires who knows. I hope it does have substance as this indicates a big name, either that or it is a fans favourite from Spurs, Chelsea, Man Ure or Liverpool in Jan
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16/09/2006 22:11:00

If this is true il have mixed feelings about it, hes still a great player but is 36 i think, how long would he be here for?
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16/09/2006 22:59:00

IF it's true, and IF it's ZZ, who's to say it would not be in a coaching position??? »»Arsene Knows««
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16/09/2006 23:36:00

this is a false story
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17/09/2006 02:38:00

lets come out of the clouds and face reality. cesc, gilberto, baptista, rosicky can all play central. why let bobby go to sign an older version. i think this is a story to 1( sell papers before todays game as their story of us selling the club backfired 2) or there is some truth and it will be a Jan window deal... but then I have to say, why should NOTW have the exclusive ?? which means that it can only be speculation.
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17/09/2006 07:37:00

anyone know more about this yet?
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17/09/2006 08:22:00

eric abidal in january?
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17/09/2006 08:51:00

The ony thing that shocks the football world about Eric Abidal is how he even gets paid to play football, he was shocking at the World Cup, i would be gutted if we bought him, besides Clichy will be back and we have Gallas as cover so i dont think we would need him unless Wenger still believes that he should have at least one crap French player in the squad, I still cant believe someone actualy paid money for Cygan let alone 2m
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17/09/2006 09:11:00

is abidal the transfer that will rock the world? this must be the biggest joke of the year. thats why i dont buy english papers they're full of bul*****.
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17/09/2006 09:18:00

we got pwned by NOTW.
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17/09/2006 09:40:00

There is nothing in the NOTW, either it got pulled, they got conned or it was false advertising....what a joke they are
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17/09/2006 10:20:00

abidal wouldn't be that bad coz he'd be converted to cb wen gallas retires, plus he can play lb and rb like gallas. think about it. he has been compared to thuram, but we'll train him alongside gallas and he'll learn everything he needs to know. i say buy him.
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17/09/2006 13:14:00

Hey, guyz!! pace he might not have, but hey the man can play like a gunner. And he can score them too. What we need now is goals, and plenty if we want to challenge the championship. Zizou might actually fast track Cesc's progress. I mean, who wouldnt be inspired playing alongside his idol?...
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17/09/2006 15:11:00

its bollox, he wouldent join neway, he retired,he lives in spain,no number 10,news of the world is a crappy paper, not a chance
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17/09/2006 17:11:00

Zizou, not a chance. It's not Arsene's style. I hope itz a LB.
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17/09/2006 18:21:00

Please get serious... Don't believe all that the papers claim. A LB would be nice. Although Zizou would be nice too. But you never know, he might just come
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17/09/2006 19:23:00

high wages and he's no better than what you already have
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17/09/2006 20:42:00

If it were true, amazing....
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18/09/2006 13:24:00

I would love it but if the NOTW previous history was n e thing to go by I would say It would be unlikely but just imagine if Fabregas got to learn off of Zidane just for 6 months how good would he become
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18/09/2006 15:18:00

Well it would certainly rock west London!
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18/09/2006 15:31:00

You must be kidding .Please expect me to believe this If it was true than it was fantastic but i'm realistic person and i know Zidane is 35 +
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19/09/2006 10:35:00

I've just read this now and it's wednesday night. I take it that the story was a load of poop
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20/09/2006 15:46:00

yes but the question is - true or false - deal or no deal :P
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20/09/2006 18:49:00

Any link online to the 'News of the World' advertisement?
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22/09/2006 17:42:00


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