As the transfer deadline approaches, Arsene has reiterated his desire to being in reinforcements before the window shuts on Friday. Having already missed out on Sahin and seemingly M’Vila too, Arsenal will need to act quickly to get their targets.
We do not want a repeat of the panic buys last season. The club have already spent big, having brought in Podolski, Giroud and Cazorla, but they are still a couple players short of what is needed.
Recent reports have heavily linked Arsenal with Tiote from Newcastle, as a potential replacement for Alex Song. But now we are hearing that they have turned their attention to Tiote’s team-mate, Yohan Cabaye. The midfield maestro impressed highly at Lille, scoring 15 goals in the 2009-2010 season. The season after, Cabaye would play an important role in helping the club win the league and cup double.
The Frenchman would then make a move to St. James’ Park. He enjoyed his first season at Newcastle, providing six assists last season (telegraph.co.uk) and establishing himself as a fan’s favourite, helping them finish 5th in the league. Cabaye’s impressive performances earned him a call-up to the national squad for Euro 2012.
Having enjoyed a successful start to life in the Premier League, Cabaye would fit straight in to Arsenal’s midfield and has amassed enough experience already to be a hit at the Emirates. Cabaye has fantastic ball-retention and vision to suit, meaning that he would be ideal at Arsenal. He can play in a midfield three alongside Arteta, Cazorla or Wilshere. Having established himself as a play-maker, Wenger even has the option of using the popular 4-2-3-1 formation, with Cabaye playing behind the sole striker.
With the window soon to shut, Arsene needs to step up his efforts and get the new recruits he needs. Cabaye would be a perfect addition to the midfield. It is believed that Cabaye may cost close to £20 million (Express.co.uk) but in this inflated market, it might turn out to be money well spent.
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