Yohan Cabaye

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by KY, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. KY

    KY New Member

    First reaction from me: who?

    apparently highly rated defensive midfielder who's a bit older than the usual frenchmen wenger goes for but sounds good....

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.goal.com/en/news/1722/french-ligue-1/2009/02/04/1094059/report-lille-starlet-yohan-cabaye-tracked-by-arsenal" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.goal.com/en/news/1722/french ... by-arsenal</a>

    anyone else more informed than me?
  2. Viking

    Viking New Member

    I think he's been linked to us before, I seem to remember seeing that picture on here before. If I recall correctly everyone was delighted, until they found out he wasn't the huge fella on the picture (the one in the goal article), but the small guy. :lol:

    Still interesting though, 23 is still a young age, but players are usually more developed and consistent at that point. Flamini wasn't more than 23 last season either, as I recall.
  3. Jameel46

    Jameel46 New Member

    Viking, i think that was chantome not this guy.
  4. Viking

    Viking New Member

    Damnit, you're right!

    Oh well, still interesting with a 23-year old. Flamini Mark II?
  5. GoonerGurjit

    GoonerGurjit New Member Elite

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.imscouting.com/global_news_item.aspx?id=1265" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">www.imscouting.com/global_news_item.aspx?id=1265</a>
  6. raidersoftheark

    raidersoftheark New Member

    5'7"? C'mon. Unless this guy has the leap of god, we should go for at least 1 midfielder that has some height to him.
  7. KY

    KY New Member

    sure... because flamini was a real giant... :wink:
  8. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

    Flams was 5'10". that's better than 5'7"

    but i would prefer if we got someone at least 6ft if at all possible
  9. Viking

    Viking New Member

    You can't get everything though. Flamini wasn't that big, but his aggression, work rate, tenacity and precise and fast passing made him very good anyway. Sure, if we could get all those attributes and a midfielder that's 7'0 it would be perfect, but I don't think he's out there.
  10. KY

    KY New Member

    If only shaquille o'neal played soccer eh... :D

    Though his free kicks wouldn't be worth s**t.
  11. kamikaze80

    kamikaze80 New Member Elite

    he's 23 and not a full international yet?
  12. outlaw_member

    outlaw_member New Member

    Makelele was 5"7, and he is arguably the best specialist DM of the last decade.
  13. Gooner_Milton

    Gooner_Milton New Member

    Gattuso isn't exactly a 6'4 monster either.
  14. raidersoftheark

    raidersoftheark New Member

    The thing I'm worried about is that with a midfield in which the tallest player is 5'10'' (a decent height, to be fair), every goal kick is another chance for the opposing team.
  15. Gooner_Milton

    Gooner_Milton New Member

    No arguments there.

    We'll need taller defenders if all the starting midfielders are below 5'10.
  16. Zico

    Zico New Member Elite

    This is the picture that Viking was referring to:

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.nancarrow-webdesk.com/warehouse/storage2/2007-w51/img.94934_t.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.nancarrow-webdesk.com/wareho ... 4934_t.jpg</a>

    I remember drooling at the thought of that big guy coming in and terrorizing guys like Gerrard and Lampard. I haven't really followed Cabaye. I'd hope that if we were to bring him in, then he would clearly be better than Denilson/Diaby/Song, rather than just get in the way of their progress.
  17. Klaus Daimler

    Klaus Daimler New Member Trusted

    That's Moustapha Sall. He's an interesting one actually. Taller than Peter Crouch, more physical than Yaya Touré. Hard to say how good he is right now though. Don't know much about either his passing or his technique. He hasn't played much this season due to a four-month ban.
  18. USArsenal

    USArsenal H.Y.I.C. Administrator

    6' 8" +.. what a f*ing MONSTER..
  19. number_0

    number_0 Member

    :shock: Can you shed a light on this please!
    Did he eat someone up or something?
  20. Klaus Daimler

    Klaus Daimler New Member Trusted

    It had something to do with him bailing on a transfer I think. From wikipedia:


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