Quite a few media outlets reporting that Arsenal are interested in signing Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye as a direct replacement for Alex Song.
According to the Daily Mail, Wenger is interested in signing Cabaye after the 26-year-old caught the eye with an impressive debut season for the Magpies.
Wenger has already expressed his desire to bring in a few more new faces to the club before the transfer window closes, but maintains that he will only splash the cash only on a player who is worth it.
‘I’m pleased with what I have, but yes I anticipate that we will do something,” he told the Daily Mail.
“Defensive midfielder? It depends on the quality of the players available.”
The Gunners have also been linked with Cabaye’s club teammate Cheick Tiote who operates primarily as a defensive midfielder but Wenger has ruled a move for the Ivorian out.
“Tiote is a good player, but he’s not on the way to Arsenal,” he added.
Cabaye made 38 appearances for Newcastle last season, scoring five goals and providing nine assists.
Cabaye had a good season at Newcastle last year, but is he a step up from Alex Song? I don’t think so, which is why I am hoping that this deal does not go through. Yes Arsenal need another defensive midfielder, but I don’t think Cabaye is the answer.
What do you think of Yohan Cabaye? Is he what Arsenal need?