The Daily Star Sunday says Emirates boss Arsene Wenger has told his recruitment staff that his priority is the signing of "a No.10" - a playmaker.
France international Cabaye, 27, fits the bill.
The Gunners have already failed with one bid for Cabaye but Wenger has cash burning a hole in his pocket ahead of tomorrow night's transfer deadline.
And it is believed that Cabaye still wants to quit Newcastle.
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