Wenger rules out Cabaye bid

NO BID ... Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye.
NO BID ... Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye.

ARSENE Wenger has ruled out a move for Newcastle United’s Yohan Cabaye in next month’s transfer window.

Arsenal had a £10m bid for Cabaye – who is understood to be a January target for Paris Saint-Germain – rejected in August.

And there had been speculation that Wenger would return for the midfielder, who has hit form in recent weeks.

However, Wenger insisted he had “no real need” to sign Cabaye after his side beat Newcastle 1-0 at St James’s Park this afternoon.

“We don’t look for midfielders, because we had not (Mesut) Ozil, not (Aaron) Ramsey, who stayed at home, and we had still three good midfielders, and had still (Mikael) Arteta on the bench,” said Wenger.

“So there is no real need in there.”

Meanwhile, the game was decided by a second-half strike from Olivier Giroud.

Wenger said: “It was a very intense game against a good Newcastle team, who made it a big physical challenge. We threw our bodies in in the box and showed a lot of resilience.”