Arsene Wenger has given up on signing Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, and is prioritizing the signing of new striker in January – and Gunners legend Perry Groves believes Dimitar Berbatov is the best man for the job, reports the Daily Mail.
Wenger targeted Cabaye in the summer, having an official bid of £10million rejected.
Newcastle have put a £22million price tag on the French midfielder’s head, a price which has forced Wenger to turn his attentions elsewhere.
The Gunners boss will look to bring in a new striker in January, despite the return to fitness of Theo Walcott and Lukasz Podolski – both of whom were on the scoresheet during the 3-1 Boxing Day win over West Ham at Upton Park.
Olivier Giroud returned to goal scoring form with the winner against Newcastle at St James’s Park yesterday, but Wenger still feels he needs another striker to provide back up.
And Gunners legend Groves believes options are limited in January, so the potential signing of Fulham forward Dimitar Berbatov is a no-brainer.
The former Manchester United and Tottenham striker is looking to leave Craven Cottage in January for a cut price, with his contract set to expire in the summer.
‘The top teams aren’t going to let their best players go and you want quality to go in,’ Groves said.
‘I think he thinks he’s too good for Fulham… If he goes to Arsenal he’s not going to think he’s better technically, he’ll think, “Oh, I’ve got players on my level”. It’s a no brainer.’