Arsenal have made a bid for Newcastle United's Yohan Cabaye in the region of £10m but it has been rejected by the Tyneside club, reports the BBC.
The north London club lost their opening day fixture to Aston Villa 3-1 with Benteke scoring a brace and Luna scoring a debut goal in front of 60,000 fans at the Emirates.
The Gunners have been hit by injury, with injuries to Mikel Arteta and Abou Diaby, which could see Arsenal delve into the transfer window quicker than expected with Arsenal's Champions League play-off against Turkish side Fenerbahce this Wednesday.
Cabaye has made 73 appearances for Newcastle United since joining from Lille in June 2011 and made his top-flight debut against the Gunners in a goalless
draw in the 2011-2012 season.
Arsenal fans continue to feel disgruntled about the lack of summer signings that their club has made and Cabaye could be a good start to the prolonged summer signings.
Arsenal's only summer signing to date remains 20-year-old French striker
Yaya Sanogo on a free transfer from Auxerre, while some players have left Emirates Stadium, including Andrey Arshavin and Gervinho.
Cabaye is set to play against Manchester City tonight and Arsene Wenger will have to up his bid for the Frenchman if he wants to secure the signing of the Newcaste midfielder.
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