AJ Auxerre won last night against Niort as the home side ran out 2-0 winners against the visitors. One of the goalscorer’s on the night was Paul-Georges Ntep - and that name may ring a bell for many a football fan.
His name has been in the column inches recently over here as his name was being linked with the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Aston Villa.
But it was Arsenal who were being linked with his name most frequently and they are also the team the player himself has acknowledged in the French press:
“Arsenal is a club that appeals to any player. This is a club that relies on young people. After that it’s always the same question – it depends on the project. Arsenal, yes, but to do what? If this is a club that I am going to sit on the bench, then where is the progression? I’m not saying I want to go to a big club to start immediately but at least that can happen in the medium term.”
Well he is certainly on his way from Auxerre - it is just a matter of where now.
Last night was Auxerre’s last game at their Stade de l’Abbe Deschamps of 2013 - with the next game at home not coming until the 9th January.
And after celebrating his goal yesterday by posting a picture on Instagram - and he left the message accompanying it as…
“Last match at the Abbe Dechamps.”
The French press seem to think he is on his way to Marseille or Saint-Etienne - but it seems he will be out of the door at his current club.
But will he arrive at Arsenal?
Time will tell.
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