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The Gunners are reportedly interested in Newcastle's French midfield ace, having already tried to buy him before the season started

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to launch a renewed bid for Yohan Cabaye in the January transfer window.

Having had a £10million bid for the midfielder rejected in August, Wenger is now ready to meet the £22m asking price for the 27-year-old.

The initial bid was also described as "disrespectful" by his manager, Alan Pardew.

Cabaye, who cost Newcastle £4m when he arrived from Lille in 2001, has five goals and four assists in the league this season.

Cabaye played 90 minutes in the Magpies’ 5-1 victory over Stoke this morning, scoring a goal to cap a fine performance.

He has also made 26 appearances for the French national team, scoring two goals in the process.

Despite this, the majority of Goal Singapore readers feel Arsenal should not purchase Cabaye, perhaps believing that Wenger should either save the money or strengthen another part of the team, notably their undermanned striking department.

While 72.8% voted that Arsenal should buy Cabaye, only 28.2% supported Wenger’s decision to bid for the playmaker.

Indeed, readers are unconvinced how Cabaye would improve an Arsenal side already boasting a surplus of options on its bench such as Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky.

Furthermore, it is hard to see how Wenger would fit Cabaye into the team with Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey already occupying the his preferred central midfield roles.

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