Apparently this Frenchman is on his way to the Emirates!
23 year old Lille midfielder and ex France U 21 squad member Yohan Cabaye is set to sign for the Gunners in the summer, after having expressed a certain preference in Arsene Wenger’s side to other major European sides.
Cabaye would be “flattered” to learn of Arsenal’s interest in him, despite having been linked with many other sides before, including Tottenham Hotspurs in March 2008.
In the 2007-2008 season, Cabaye signed an extension to his contract with Lille, but later on he expressed his hope to move out by the end of the 2008-2009 season. (footylatest.com)
So according to this source the deal is as good as done but i wouldn’t be quite so sure. Arsene is known to be a fan of the Lille man and Cabaye has helped his Ligue 1 side to within a few points of the top of the table in what is proving to be a very exciting title chase. The 23 year old could be a useful addition to the central midfield spots at the club but i would’ve thought that Wenger would have opted for a more experienced player to help balance the sides youthful look. Do “>Arsenal fans want the club to bring in more established names in the summer?