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Carragher: Arsenal's Wenger pushing the panic button with Cabaye bid

Ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is of the belief that Arsene Wenger has pressed the panic alarm with his bid for Newcastle United's Yohan Cabaye.

The Arsenal manager reportedly lodged a £10million offer for the French midfielder, not long before he was due to take on Manchester City on Monday night, forcing him to withdraw from the line-up.

After the match, in which City beat the Toon 4-0, Sky Sports pundit Carragher felt that Arsenal had panicked following their 3-1 home loss to Aston Villa on Saturday.

"If Cabaye was that important to Arsenal I think they'd have bought him by now. It feels to me like a panic," he said on Monday Night Football.

"If Arsene Wenger was that impressed and wanted Cabaye that much, why not buy him two months ago? What are you waiting for?

"It feels like a couple of years ago when they brought Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker and (Andre) Santos in late. Santos has been a disaster for them and Mertesacker is not for me, though Arteta's done ok. When you start panicking with transfers towards the end you obviously don't get what you want.

"I'm an ex Liverpool player with nothing to do with Arsenal but they frustrate me. I feel how the supporters are feeling."

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