There were many Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the French midfielder Yohan Cabaye, and it was even suggested that the Gunners had made a £12m offer for the Newcastle man, but the accomplished 28 year-old instead moved back to Ligue 1 with Paris St Germain for a reported price of more than £14 million to rejoin his old international boss Laurent Le Blanc.
But it seems that things are not working out in France and Cabaye has registered his unhappiness at being left on the bench at the French giants, especially as he could lose out on his place in the France international setup. He was quoted in the Guardian as saying: “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.
“When I am on the pitch, I feel it is not perfect and that I often have to leave too soon. But I know the coach and staff have to make choices and I respect that.
“Have I spoken to Laurent Blanc? No. What do I tell him? I am 28 years old and not new to the job. But I am not satisfied with the situation.
“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.”
He also admitted that he has thought about moving back to the Premier League where he was a regular in the Newcastle side. He continued: “Do I sometimes miss England? Yes. Sometimes I think about it, but I immediately sweep that away because it would cause distraction.
“I am at the Parc des Princes and I need to find the right atmosphere.”
Wenger must have seen some positives in signing the experienced central midfielder if he made a bid, so who thinks Arsenal should go back and make another offer to take Cabaye of PSG’s hands?