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Arsenal legend Ian Wright is unsure whether a move for Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye is the right move for the Gunners yet is wary of the time frame manager Arsene Wenger has left to get the right players in. 

Arsenal saw a £10 million bid for Cabaye recently rejected by Newcastle and are expected to go in with a revamped second bid for the Frenchman, something Wright is unsure about. 

Speaking to ITV before Arsenal's comfortable 2-0 win over Fenerbahce in the Champions League last night, Wright said: "He seems very similar to what we've got and he's obviously a quality player.

"I'm just a bit worried about the fact that he's refused to play [for Newcastle].

"That doesn't make me feel good. If he refuses to play then he'll refuse to play again if it doesn't suit him and I don't think you really want players like that around the squad," he explained.

"I think he should be professional like Wayne Rooney has been, play his game and make a club like Arsenal say 'yeah, that's the type of player we want."

In what seems like another frequently frustrating summer for Arsenal fans, Wenger has still only added one player to his thin squad - the inexperienced and unproven 20 year old striker, Yaya Sanogo. 

After reportedly missing out on a number of high-profile transfer targets such as Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain and Luis Gustavo, Wenger has been heavily criticised more than ever this summer from his own fans and sections of the media for his lack of activity in the transfer market. 

With just six days remaining until the transfer deadline closes, Wright is growing an increasingly frustrated figure at proceedings, voicing a demanding opinion for the squad to be strengthened.

"They definitely need to add to the squad and it's not because of the lack of quality, it's because there is a lack of numbers.

"If they started the season with just the players they've got now, with a couple of injuries the squad gets depleted pretty quickly," Wright explained.

Wright, who won the Premier League, FA Cup and Cup Winners Cup at the Gunners, believes Wenger needs at least five signings to have a successful season and finish above biggest rivals, Spurs. 

"I think we need an out-and-out striker who can make movements off someone like Giroud, because I like Giroud," he said. "Another midfielder, two centre halves and a very good goalkeeper to back up Szczesny or for Szczesny to back him up, because I feel he needs some competition to become a real top goalkeeper at this club."

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