Arsenal manager Wenger rules out move for Cabaye

Published December 30th, 2013 - 04:53 GMT

Arsene Wenger is not planning to renew his interest in Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye during the January transfer window.

The France international, who played in the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at St James' Park on Sunday, was one of a number of summer targets for the Gunners, who had hoped to land the former Lille man in a £10 million deal.

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew dismissed the offer as "disrespectful" at the time and Wenger is not looking to bolster his midfield options despite being in a strong position to challenge for the Premier League title.

"No, we don't look for midfielders," Wenger told Sky Sports News. "Today we did not have [Mesut] Ozil, we did not have [Aaron] Ramsey who stayed at home, but we still had three good midfielders and I still had Arteta on the bench.

"There is no real need in there."

Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the game in a victory which ensures Arsenal will end 2013 top of the Premier League table.

But Goal understands the Gunners are looking for competition for Giroud in January as Wenger chases a first league title in a decade.

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