After their horrendous season opener against Aston Villa, and the pleas of a number
of fans for the club to start spending money, Arsenal have now made a bid for Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
After their 3-1 home defeat on the weekend, Arsenal put in a reported £10m bid for the French international, only to have it rejected firmly.
After the bid was made, manager Alan Pardew was keen to explain his annoyance at the proposed deal.
“We’ve prepared with the lad for three days and then for him to have his head turned by this bid from Arsenal on the eve of the game is just disrespectful,” said Pardew.
Reports from various other news sources have also claimed that Newcastle would be thinking of waiting out for a bigger bid from the Gunners, potentially closer to around £20m for the player.
This comes as no surprise, considering the amount of financial power the Gunners have had at their disposal for the last two months.
However, the chances are that Arsenal will be unwilling to pay the asking price that Newcastle have laid down for them to meet, and will most likely result in the club pulling out of the deal altogether.
In the meantime, reports have suggested that Cabaye has been attracted to Arsenal through the aspect of being able to play Champions League football if he were to make the move down south to north London.
But, many fans may refer back to the Luis Suarez fiasco, as he was reported to be ready to do the same if Arsenal were to show genuine interest in signing him; and the same may very well happen at Tyneside.
Nevertheless, the Gunners will be desperate to find someone to fill the role that has been
left by injured key player Mikel Arteta, who will miss a large period of the
season due to injury.
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