Arsenal might have a battle on their hands should they decide to return for their summer target in the winter window as it has been reported that AS Roma remain interested in signing Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye. The Gunners made a swoop for Newcastle’s French midfielder but saw their 10million pounds bid given a short shrift by Alan Pardew and Mike Ashley. The declined bid so Cabaye temporarily refusing to play for Newcastle until the summer window slammed shut.
The Evening Chronicle revealed that sources in Italy claim Roma are weighing up a January swoop for Cabaye, who played under the Serie A club’s coach Rudi Garcia at Lille.
Having failed to sign Cabaye, Wenger turned to his former midfield enforcer by signing fellow Frenchman Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer from AC Milan. So far this season, Flamini had looked a great signing for the Gunners as he has helped had steel to the erstwhile brittle Gunners midfield and Aaron Ramsey had also been in sparkling form notching 11 goals in as many matches for the Gunners. In the light of these positive developments, does Arsenal still need Cabaye? I don’t think so, we still have Mikel Arteta who has gobne from been a super regular to having to settle for a place on the bench. A move for Cabaye could halt Ramsey’s progress and Wenger isn’t a manager who throws the spanner in the wheels of a youngster’s progress.
Should Roma move for him in January, they might just have an unhindered access to his signature. Arsenal might be in the market but their target might be a striker and not another midfielder.