Arsenal finally set to sign Cabaye in cut-price summer transfer

Maybe Arsene Wenger will not be looking at the summer transfer of Yohan Cabaye to Arsenal as a cut-price deal, but I am fairly sure that his current club Paris Saint-Germain will after they paid almost £20 million for the France international midfielder a little over a year ago.

But they have not really used him at PSG, apart from as a sub, and Cabaye has decided that he needs to move on to get regular football and increase his chances of getting back into the France national team under Laurent Blanc. THe 29-year old will have two years remaining on his contract in the summer, but according to a Metro report his club are ready to let him leave for around £10 million.

Funnily enough that is how much Wenger offered Newcastle United for Cabaye in the August of 2013. We know that the player was keen but Alan Pardew and Newcastle took the offer as miserly. That was just one of a rew rumoured attempts to bring the central midfielder to Arsenal, but it appears that Wenger has never given up on him and will bre very happy if he can get his long term transfer target for the price he wanted to pay.

How Cabaye will fit into the Gunners’ line-up with the likes of Coquelin, Arteta, Ramsey, Wilshere and all remains to be seen, but he is a quality player and I think will be a snip at £10m. What do you think Gooners?

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  1. Skandalouz says:

    i would be hugely disappointed if Arsenal sign Cabaye to ‘strenghten’ our midfield this summer. ill pass on that idea.

    1. xamanus says:

      If you believe in Metrol and then I feel sorry for you.

      1. Skandalouz says:

        Just replying on the thread as if this was hypothetically true siir I don’t believe anything until reported by a proven credible source.

    2. roachie says:

      Arsenal will not sign Cabaye, They WERE interested in him before he left Newcastle, but times move on. Don’t expect much to happen in the summer, a striker may come in but not the calibre you would like and a central midfield/defender will happen. Arsene will probably go shopping at Southampton but notfor Schneiderlin but Wanyama

  2. True.Gooner says:

    Rumour!! Yawn

  3. RSH says:


  4. john0711 says:

    10m for a 29 yr old who will want a 3 year contract ???? No thanks, why not sign a young player to bring into the to the role

  5. misoko says:

    Mmmmh RUMOURS! But we need Cabaye, my quiz is, can he replace Le COQ?

  6. onelove says:

    Do we need him now?

  7. gooner954 says:

    Where would he play?
    Who would miss out for him?
    If he did come then he’d be squad player much like how he is at PSG, and also then flamini, arteta or diaby would defo be leaving
    Personally dont want him 2 seasons late

  8. Greg says:

    Would rather us sign kondogbia!

  9. AlanFrank says:

    I think the signing of Cabaye would disappoint most fans but I think he could be the perfect signing. When he was at newcastle he was there best player and really turned them into a decent team. He’s a proven quality premier league player. He can defend a creative deep lying player. I don’t think we’re far off being a really top side but injuries always happen and then we’re not quite stong enough. If we want to win the premier league next season cabaye could be that extra midfield man in his prime to help us win it.

    I think midfield signings depend a lot on where wenger see chambers playing and how far Bielik is from the first team. Also cabaye wouldn’t stand in these players way in a couple of years time. A quality short team option.

    ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ que the Morgan Schneiderlin comments.

    1. mohawk says:

      It does not need to be Schneiderlin. But certainly the fans would want to set their sites a bit higher at this point.

      2 years back the Cabaye signing would have been welcome news. At this point he would be a decent signing only IF……… Flamini and Arteta depart (which opens up some need) AND he comes at the cut rate price projected.

      The real problem with this scenario is not Cabaye. The real problem is that this is a highly speculative transfer rumor – which means it won’t happen.

  10. Mick The Gooner says:

    Not what we need. Typical Arsenal transfers – no one has a clue who we’re going to sign until the deals are done. This summer’s transfer window seems a complete mystery for every club. Not a clue who wants to leave, who’s for sale or anything. Every big name seems to already be at a big club.

  11. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Handsome – check

    Cut price – check

    French – check

    Conclusion: deal on


    When we wanted Cabaye, Arsene did not sign him. Now that we don’t want him, Arsene will sign him

  13. CraigZWE says:

    Another over hyped french man!

    What we need is German engineering, Khedira would do.

    1. RSH says:

      you realize Khedira would be injured 90% of the time and just enjoy his high wage? At least Diaby doesn’t accept money most of the time he’s injured.

      1. fred cowardly says:

        90% of the time? Don’t be so dramatic

        He has only had injuries since 2013, same as Walcott and also played whole World Cup

        Before that he played every season without any injuries

        I wish People would actually look up his stats on wiki or other sites on internet instead of basing your opinion on rumors

        With your kind of reasoning we should get rid of Walcott, because he has missed more matches then Khedira

        1. Goonsquad8 says:

          @ Fred

          I wish YOU would actually think logically about this. So your reasoning is “hey guys before 2013 khedira was never injured so let’s live off of his past and just neglect the fact he’s missed 80+ games in the last 4 years” in a less physical league!

    2. mohawk says:

      Not long ago Khedira would be considered a top acquisition. How much things change so quickly.

      I would love Khedira but I will admit that I am biased in favor of the Germans.

  14. CraigZWE says:

    What good English players started for us against Pool?

    Not 1 English player in Arsenal starting 11, what does that say about the quality of English players?

    I know the answer, but will let you decide.

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Bellerin is a cockney at heart

    2. RSH says:

      exactly. English academies aren’t good enough. Even ours has had a dip recently, but at least we also encourage players to express themselves and not just be long ball, rough players. Even though the youth results have been horrible this season, Crowley has still stood out, Zelalem is doing okay (German/American though). Another Englishman to watch out for in our academy is Chris Willock. Not looking forward to these new quotas FA want to put out though. Some of the English players out there really just aren’t good enough and tahts down to the coaches and scouting in England. Arsenal should be fine though since we constantly have youth coming through.

    3. mohawk says:

      Not entirely fair.

      1. Welbeck could have just as easily started the pool game – he often plays the left wing.
      2. Ox has been huge for Arsenal this season but is not yet fit from injury. In fact at one point (until injury) I believe he was the ONLY Gunner to have played in every EPL game this season.
      3. The standard always used to be “British” players. Now just English players?
      4. With the currently high fitness level of other attacking players Wenger is willing to give Walcott much more time to recover from his 14 months injury layoff. And he is doing the right thing.

  15. kam says:

    There were a lot of beautiful goals in epl this weekend.

  16. butters says:

    Arsenal needs youngsters. Our midfield lacks youth, I dont see Zelalem and Crowley (except Gnarby) playing first team reguararly next season

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