Date: 1st January 2009 at 8:11pm
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Joe Kinnear is ready to dash any Arsenal hopes of signing Newcaste super stopper Shay Given insisting the Irishman is going nowhere.

Reports had emerged (though not confirmed) that Arsene had tabled an £8m bid for the keeper, but Joe says he won’t sell ….. not even to his coffee drinking buddy.

“Shay is the best in the Premier League by an absolute mile. He won`t be leaving. He loves the club and he loves the place.”

“Arsene`s a good friend. He was very good to me while I was out of the game. We live close to each other and we`re drinking partners if you like – over a cup of coffee I should say!”

Given is one of the best in the Premiership, and if Wenger could pull of the transfer, at the very least we’d be assured 6 points from Newcastle every season 🙂