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Wenger – We Don’t Need Cabaye

8 years ago

To add insult to injury, the Arsene Wenger on Cabaye verdict was that the Arsenal boss doesn’t need Newcastle’s playmaker.

After the final whistle the Arsenal manager claimed that he already had an embarrassment of riches when it came to his midfield, pointing out that as well as his three midfield players today he also has Arteta, Ozil and Ramsey in his squad.

This is what the Gunners’ boss said after the final whistle when asked about a January move for Yohan Cabaye;

“No we don’t look for midfielders (in January window).

“Today we didn’t have Ozil and we didn’t have Ramsey, who stayed at home.

“We still though had 3 good midfielders and on the bench I still had Arteta – there’s no real need (for Cabaye).”

To be fair, Cabaye looked a match for any of the opposition midfield today but Alan Pardew didn’t give free rein for Cabaye and the rest of the team to attack the opposition until it was too late.

The later play indicating that if Newcastle with Cabaye as their inspiration, had relied on attack as their best form of defence, they may have seized the initiative before the visitors managed to get in front.


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