Arsenal boss Wenger: Newcastle are French transfer market experts

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Newcastle United have become experts on the French market.

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].

“Marveaux for example, had a good game at Manchester United. Demba Ba, Cisse, Cabaye and Ben Arfa - they have bought very well. Since [Alan Pardew] has arrived there, they’ve built a good team.

“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.”

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