Date: 9th January 2009 at 1:40pm
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Joe Kinnear has put a quick kybosh on rumours linking Charles N’Zogbia with a move away and has promised an internal investigation into N’Zogbia’s latest claims. As ever, the loquative French kid spurted out another wave of defectionist drivel to his native papers claiming he is off to any one of three PL clubs. Kinnear however retorted:

“I`ve spoken to Arsene Wenger and he said he`s not interested in any of my players, so I don`t know where the agent`s coming from. We`re looking into it. If it is true, then the agent`s being disrespectful. He`s never had the decency to explain anything to any member of this football club. It`s laughable, to be honest.

It`s absolute nonsense. Charles is under contract until 2012, and I told him on day one that he was a very important player.

He`s been in the team, and has done very well. He`s 60-40 to play tomorrow, and I hope he does.”