The Independent report that Paris Saint-Germain could be the latest club to defeat Arsenal in the transfer market as they look to outbid Arsene Wenger for French international midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
Gunners supporters have endured a massively frustrating summer in the Football Transfer Tavern as they watch reported transfer targets sign for rival clubs, while also suffering a humilating 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day to highlight their problems.
Newcastle United rejected a £1o million bid from Arsenal on Monday with the French midfielder being left out of Alan Pardew’s squad that evening for the drubbing at the hands of Manchester City.
Unsurprisingly the Gunners’ bid has shaken long-term admirers PSG into action as they prepare an offer closer to £20 million mark for the former Lille star which could serve as yet another missed opportunity for Wenger.
The Magpies would prefer to sell the 27-year-old back to his native country rather to another Premier League club and a group of Newcastle officials reportedly flew to Paris in order to begin negotiations over a possible move.
When quizzed about the lack of activity in the transfer window, Wenger told fans not to worry.
“In the last 16 years we have been very successful with transfers,” said Wenger. “The players who play are top quality players and you should never forget that.
“We are a bit short now but I don’t worry. Less than two weeks until the transfer window closes is a long time and 75 per cent of things happen in the last 10 days.”
Gunners supporters have had the disappointment of seeing Gonzalo Higuain head to Napoli after Arsenal failed to agree a fee with Real Madrid while Luis Suarez decided to remain at Liverpool instead of moving to the Emirates Stadium.