Ex-Newcastle star Yohan Cabaye tipped to make Arsenal move

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Ex-Ligue 1 star Sonny Anderson believes his former manager Arsene Wenger will look to sign Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye this winter.

Former Barcelona and Brazil striker Sonny Anderson believes the unsettled Yohan Cabaye will leave Paris Saint-Germain this winter, and thinks Arsenal will be his destination.

Cabaye, 28, moved to PSG for a fee understood to be around £19 million last January following a successful two-and-a-half season spell at Newcastle United, but has since found it difficult to hold down a regular place in the French side’s line-up.

Having made six starts in 12 league appearances so far this term, his performances have come in form considerable criticism, and led to speculation that he could be shipped out in the coming transfer window.

With Arsene Wenger’s need for midfield help becoming even more drastic after Jack Wilshere was ruled out for around three months following ankle ligament damage, Anderson thinks that the man who signed him for Monaco in 1994 will have his fellow Frenchman at the top his wish list.

"I think Yohan Cabaye has the opportunity to leave,” the former Brazil international told Club du Dimanche. “Arsene Wenger needs a new midfield. Yohan Cabaye needs to play. It all fits together.

“With PSG, everything works very well with Blaise Matuidi, Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta and now Javier Pastore. If Arsene comes looking, it's likely he’ll leave PSG. "

Cabaye scored 18 goals in 93 total appearances for Newcastle after arriving from Lille in June 2011, and has also been linked with a return to St. James’ Park in recent weeks.

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