Wenger’s knowledge of the French game is second to none, and he has been hugely impressed by Newcastle’s work in Ligue 1 and across the continent.
“They look like they know the French market very well,” he said. “They have made some very good buys [in France and around Europe].
“Cisse is a typical goal-getter and Demba Ba has great power. You feel there is a good understanding there as well. They both come from Senegal and play together in the national team so there’s a good friendship as well, that makes them stronger.”