Less than eight days to go in this years summer transfer window and Arsenal are yet to spend.
The Gunners have been linked with a long list of players over the past few months, but none of the reported targets have joined Arsene Wenger’s side.
As a result, fans began to voice their concerns at the lack of spending after the Villa game, with the blame placed fully on Arsene Wenger, and rightly so.
What can only be seen as a panic bid for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye a few days ago, rumoured to be around £12 million, which may be Arsene’s way of trying to calm the fans down a little. But the offer was quickly turned down by The Magpies. Something that was expected to be honest.
Despite the rushed bid, do we really need Cabaye though?
Well for starters, the Frenchman possesses Premier League experience, he is a box-to-box midfielder, who has great vision when creating chances and picking out through balls, not to mention he has excellent technique when it comes to dead-ball situations either from the penalty spot or from free kicks and he is also a good finisher. An all round talented midfielder in my opinion.
He isn’t world class in my opinion. But he is an extremely good player who would no doubt add quality and depth to the squad. I’m sure he’d like the opportunity to play for us if a deal ever did materialize.
Despite the manner in which the bid was made, I would very much like to see Cabaye sign for us.