Frenchman is one of the stand-out players in Ligue 1 at present.
Premier League giants Arsenal have been given renewed hope in their efforts to land in-demand Montpellier midfield player Remy Cabella when the winter transfer window finally opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
The north London club have been keeping close tabs on the highly rated former France Under-21 international for some time now, with head coach Arsene Wenger known to be a huge admirer of Cabella’s.
Cabella, 23, has been with the Ligue 1 outfit for the last four years, although it has only been in the past few seasons that the player has started to catch the eye with his displays in the centre of the park for his club.
And with an impressive goalscoring record from midfield of 15 strikes from just 68 league outings, including an equally fine record of five goals in just eight Ligue 1 contests in this current campaign, it is understood that Wenger is seriously weighing up making an offer for Cabella come the new year.
However, the Gunners also know that they will face stiff competition for the Frenchman’s signature come January from Premier League champions and arch-rivals Manchester United.
But both top-flight clubs will have been encouraged by the recent pronouncements of Jean Fernandez after the Montpellier boss admitted the club would find it hard to hold on to Cabella in January were a potential suitor to bid £15 million for their star man dubbed the ‘new Zidane’.