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Arsenal Make Bid for Newcastle United Midfielder Yohan Cabaye; £10m Offer Rejected By United

Yohan Cabaye Arsenal Make Bid for Newcastle United Midfielder Yohan Cabaye; £10m Offer Rejected By United

Updated: Arsenal have made a bid for Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to the British media today. But Sky Sports News reports that the £10million bid for Cabaye (who is rated as a £15million footballer) has been rejected by Newcastle United.

The 27-year-old midfielder has consistently been one of the bright sparks at St James’ Park after joining the club in 2011 from Lille. Already this summer there have been transfer rumors linking Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, so the fact that another club is interested in the footballer isn’t surprising.

What is surprising however is that Arsenal would try to sign another box-to-box attacking midfielder. The Gunners have more of a need for a defensive, holding midfielder after selling Alex Song to Barcelona last year. Arsenal already have Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey and Abou Diaby despite the latter being currently out injured.

What’s your opinion about Arsenal’s move for Cabaye? Is there a place for him on the squad, and are Arsenal barking up the wrong tree by trying to sign a footballer where they already have adequate depth? Share your opinion in the comments section below.

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9 Responses to Arsenal Make Bid for Newcastle United Midfielder Yohan Cabaye; £10m Offer Rejected By United

  1. Irish says:

    Cabaye? Lol. Probably have to get close to our transfer record to get him at this point of the window, and hes really not what we need – injury prone! Wheres the specialist DM we REALLY need? Keeper cover? Defensive cover?. Wheres the striking cover? Any other job, such mismanagement means you get fired..Terrible feeling Fener will do us in the CL..

  2. Macky says:

    Priority should be given to DM,that is the main area we need to sort out.when we played aston villa they where cuttin’ through our mid field like knife on a cheese….cabaye will be nice though,we need depth in the squad.

    • Zach says:

      I agree 100%

      If Arsenal can’t find a better partner for Kos they need a DM to sit in front of them.

      I like Mertesacker’s positioning skills but his lack of pace puts so much pressure on Koscielny to cover his back and make his trademarked last ditch, and dangerous, tackles.

  3. Greg says:

    How many midfielders does a team need? How about signing a defender or two Arsene? Sagna, Gibbs and Mertesacker are murder at times

    • Simon Burke says:

      i am okay with Cabaye coming in, we are short of Arteta and potentially Chamberlain for 6-12 months. We need a DM, 2 Defenders, 1 striker and a keeper. The squad is shockingly bare. We wont fill all that and if we did fill it all, some of those will be dead wood panic buys. At this point we are shafted. The more players the better at this point.

      Manager and board have to go regardless for mismanaging us into this chaos.

  4. Steven P. says:

    First, Arsenal need to buy a better goalkeeper. Begovic would be ideal. Then, a defensive midfielder who would offer Diaby competition for that position. Another fullback who can play on either flank would be the next priority. Finally, another striker, Benzema or Suarez (who might still be available with a better offer).

    I think Wenger will wait to see how they do in the midweek CL game against Fenebahce before splashing the cash.

  5. Darren says:

    Am I the only one who thinks the buying of french players is out of hand? Arsene is a nationalist, no way around it. He always buys french speakers.

    • np says:

      I think this post would’ve made more sense 10-15 yrs ago. Wenger’s signings in the last 8 years have been mixed and not heavy on french players.

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