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Newcastle United have today rejected an offer from Arsenal to sign midfield player, Yohan Cabaye.
The fee in question is believed to have been around £10million.
This is the first official bid Arsenal have made since they were booed off the pitch after loosing 3-1 at home to Aston Villa. The Arsenal fans urged manager, Arsene Wenger, to spend some money after seeing 17 players leave the Emirates during the summer.
During this time Arsenal have only brought in one new player, Yaya Sanogo, on a free transfer from Auxerre.
For me, £10million for a player such as Cabaye is a long way off his true value. I would say that a serious bid would have to be around the £15million mark.
I would have though with the situation that they find themselves in, Arsenal wouldn’t make bids such as this, that are a waste of time.
Arsenal need to go in with serious offers that they know the selling club will be interested in accepting straight away.
With Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin both now injured, the squad is getting smaller and smaller. Jack Wilshire is also a doubt after playing the full 90 minutes on Saturday, despite that fact that he was still recovering from an injury.
The first-leg of Arsenal’s Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce is this Wednesday and I have to say that I worry for them. Fenerbahce are a good team, one that will easily punish Arsenal if they make mistakes.
If Arsenal don’t reach the Champions League then it will be crisis time indeed at the Emirates. At this moment in time, it will have been the managements fault if that becomes a reality.