Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger quashed all speculations about a possible move for Newcastle United play-maker Yohan Cabye, saying there is no room for another midfielder in the squad at the moment.
The Frenchman was a summer target of Arsenal, while in recent weeks media speculated that the Gunners might go for him again in the winter transfer window.
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is keen to resist a sale while it appears increasingly likely that Cabaye will see out the season at St James’ Park.
Wenger said after their 1-0 win over Newcastle, as quoted in the Mirror:
“Yohan Cabaye? We don’t look for midfielders.
“Today we had no Ozil, no Ramsey, who stayed at home, and still had three good midfielders, and still had Artaeta on the bench. There is no real need in there.”
Wenger is right here. Obviously, a player of Cabaye’s caliber would have been beneficial to any top team, but currently the Gunners have an avalanche of midfielders at their disposal. Any more midfield additions is nothing but a luxury. Instead, all they need is a top class striker.
Cabaye could be a good option for Manchester United. The Red Devils badly need a central midfielder and Cabaye would easily tick all the boxes. He is 27; excellent passer of the ball, creative and at the same time can do defensive duties as well. Tactically and technically he is one of the finest midfielders in the league.
The £20m price tag may seem too much, but he has the wealth of Premier League experience under his belt. Therefore, he would simply fit into any Premier League team easily and certainly would improve the current playing squad of the Red Devils. Should Manchester United make a bid for him in January?