Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger rubbishes Yohan Cabaye link
Arsenal transfers: Arsene Wenger insists he won't be rekindling his interest in Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye in January
Arsene Wenger has revealed that Arsenal won’t be renewing their interest in Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye in January.
The Gunners, who are currently top of the Premier League table, were 1-0 winners against the high-flying Magpies at St James’ Park on Sunday.
No we don’t look for midfielders
Wenger had a £10m bid for the France international rejected during the summer transfer window before landing club-record £42.5m signing Mesut Ozil on deadline day.
Despite Ozil and Aaron Ramsey currently nursing injuries, the Gunners manager does not intend to rekindle the north London side’s interest in Cabaye next month.
“No we don’t look for midfielders because today we didn’t have Ozil or Ramsey who stayed at home and we had still three good midfielders and I still had Arteta on the bench so there is no real need in there,” Wenger told his post-match media conference.
Wenger also revealed that he expects Germany international Ozil to miss at least another two games due to a shoulder injury.
“It is an inflamed shoulder, it should be one more week maybe less, I don’t know, but not a long time,” Wenger added.
Ozil has scored four league goals and made seven assists since moving to Arsenal from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.