From France: Arsenal linked with mega double swoop – originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal target Yohan Cabaye has grown frustrated with limited game time at Paris St Germain under manager Laurent Blanc. The former Newcastle star who moved to the French Champions last January for £19m has hinted that he might have to move elsewhere to get more playing time on the pitch.
The Daily Mail quoted Cabaye speaking to French Daily L’Equipe, “You have to accept being a substitute, but I don’t resign myself to that. In training sessions, I have to give my best and show my desire to play.”
“Am I completely happy? To be honest, no. It is a new situation for me, but I don’t complain. It is the first time I haven’t played regularly for my club. With the French team, if one day the national team coach decides to play me less because I don’t play often enough for my club, then I would need to take stock with my representatives.”
Arsenal had earlier made a £10m move for Cabaye while he was still at Newcastle, but the deal failed to materialize. However Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini’s poor form in midfield certainly hints that Arsene Wenger will make a move for Cabaye in January.
The 29 year old would easily fit into the Gunners starting eleven and has all the technical attributes to act as the anchor man in front of the back four. Moreover, he will also suit Arsenal’s smooth passing game and his wide passing range will also come handy for the London side.
The Gunners have also been linked with Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani. If reports from Spanish media outlet Fichajes are to be believed, then the Gunners are weighing up their options to sign PSG striker in the upcoming January transfer window.
The story clearly mentions that Cavani’s future in the French Ligue One is far from secure. Despite having signed Danny Welbeck, a dynamic striker would perfectly suit Arsenal, who can lead the attack up front.
Cavani has grown frustrated at the Parc De Princes under manager Laurent Blanc. The Frenchman has played Cavani on the wings rather than in the middle up front. Though Blanc had earlier indicated before the season that he would change his 4-3-3 setup into a more flexible 4-4-2, yet he has stuck with his previous formation. It is also believed that Cavani is playing second fiddle to Zlatan Ibrahimovic which isn’t doing his career any good.
Cavani, 27, joined PSG in summer of 2013 for a whopping £54m from Italian side Napoli. Thus if Arsenal are to sign the Uruguayan, they would have to splash a significant amount in the near future.