Arsenal Set To Table €36m Bid For Geordie Duo

By on January 13, 2014

With the January transfer window now open for business clubs will be working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Arsenal are linked with a double swoop on Newcastle.

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Arsenal could be set to splash some cash this month with Arsene Wenger ready to make a €36m (£30m) double offer to Newcastle United for midfielder Yohan Cabaye and full-back Davide Santon, according to RMC Sport.

The club have been linked with a whole host of names in recent weeks but the majority have been strikers, with many fans feeling another front-man is required to offer support to Olivier Giroud during the second half of the season.

However, French media outlet RMC Sport are claiming today that Wenger is also looking to strengthen his midfield and defensive options this month and will make a €36m (£30m) double bid to Newcastle for Cabaye and Santon.

Arsenal were strongly linked with a move for Cabaye last summer and reportedly saw a £12m bid rejected by the Geordies before Wenger gave up his pursuit to sign Mathieu Flamini on a free transfer.

Cabaye has continued his excellent form this season at St James’ Park so it’s no surprise to read that Wenger is to renew his interest, and with Mikel Arteta now approaching his 32nd birthday, the French international would be the perfect replacement and would slot straight into the Gunners midfield if he was to finally make the move to the Emirates.

The supposed interest in Santon is interesting and I can only guess that Wenger sees him as a potential replacement for Bacary Sagna, who’s contract expires in the summer.

Reports last week claimed that Sagna will hold fresh contract talks with Arsenal officials this week in a bid to finally tie him down to an extension, but if no deal is agreed then it makes sense for Wenger to be looking at potential replacements.

Santon is able to fill both full-back positions so would be a useful addition and of course the Italian international now has plenty of Premier League experience under his belt, which always helps.

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It remains to be seen how Newcastle will respond if this proposed €36m (£30m) double bid does in fact go in, but it could turn out to be a shrewd piece of business if Wenger could pull it off.

Would Arsenal fans like to see Cabaye and Santon join the club? Share your views below.

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5 Comments

  1. Lyle

    January 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Yes I’d love to see Arsenal buy Cabaye and Santon for £30 Million seeing we paid less than £10 Million for the pair. Toon Army! It’s Andy Carroll all over again. Liverpool read Arsenal.

    • CYOG

      January 13, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      r u joking? do u really think wenger will buy them? if he duz they will be much more productive with the arsenal players opening play and supporting play with them. Wenger knows wht he is doing and thats why he is so hesitant on spending and almost every purchases pays off. at least for wht he payed for them. hes not like the managers at barca and real madrid and man city and man u and tottenham and L.pool and and and… he gets money spends it wisly gets use put of a player and sells him for more or he gets a good player for a bargain and keeps them. it wont be Carroll over again bc 30 mil for 2 players is a lot different that 40 mil for one player. hell if both come and do good you prob could sell both of them separately and still make a profit bc a good impact player from new castle is not as highly rated as a good impact player from arsenal.

  2. henry 88

    January 13, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I love too see that happed

  3. Agina O Anthony

    January 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Both are good players, who can easily fit in with the team. Arsenal need a defensive midmeilder & sagna needs a replacement. I which it all works out. Gunners 4ever.

  4. Anthony Johnson

    January 13, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Arséne Wenger is a coach whose visionary disposition has helped him in grooming world class players,and keeping the club on the top flight,which no coach has done.When he brings in a player,he brings in the player to play for the club,& also be profitable to the club.What he sees in the players that are “considered”nonentities,other coaches don’t.Mourinho,Pelligrini,BvB e.t.c all go for tailored-made & world-class players.So whoever Wenger is buying,he knows what he has seen in that particular player.

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