Arsenal receive DOUBLE midfield boost as £17m-rated target hints at move

Arsenal look to have received two boosts ahead of the summer transfer window as Mikel Arteta is on the verge of signing a new contract, while long-term target Yohan Cabaye has hinted he will leave Paris Saint Germain this summer with Arsene Wenger ready to swoop.

Arteta’s current Arsenal contract is set to expire at the end of the season and despite missing five months of action through injury this season, the Spanish midfielder is reportedly set to pen a new one-year extension.

The 33-year-old Spaniard joined the Gunners for £10 million from Everton in 2011 and has gone on to make 136 appearances for the club.

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Arsenal are yet to officially announce the deal but it is expected to be revealed in the next few days as Arteta will remain a Gunner for at least another season.

He could be joined by a new face in the heart of the Arsenal midfield next season as PSG’s Yohan Cabaye has hinted at a summer exit as he wants to play regular football.

Cabaye, who has also been linked with moves to Liverpool and Tottenham, has been a long-term target of Arsene Wenger’s and Arsenal had a £10 million bid rejected for the Frenchman in August 2013 while he was still with Newcastle.

He went on to join PSG in January 2014 but has made just 35 league appearances in the past 18 months and could be set for a Premier League return.

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“It is a distinct moment in my career,” Cabaye said with regard to his future. “I have never been through this before.

“One has to accept it but also try to change it. It is super important for me, I want to play Euro 2016.

“I need to speak to the boss and my representatives to see what is best for me.”

Would Yohan Cabaye be a good signing for Arsenal this summer? Does Mikel Arteta deserve a new contract?

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Arsenal preparing move for £10m-rated former Newcastle star

Arsenal are weighing up another move for Paris Saint-Germain and former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye, according to the Daily Mirror.

Cabaye has made 19 appearances for PSG this season, nine of which have come from the bench, and could be open to a move in the search of regular first team football.

Arsenal were unsuccessful in signing the French international twice during his time at Newcastle but  it looks like Arsene Wenger has a great chance of landing his man this summer.

It is reported that Arsenal could sign the 29 year old for as little as £10m and his wealth of Premier League experience would make him a steal for such a low fee.

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Arsenal appear to be lacking a quality holding midfielder and Cabaye could be a perfect addition to the side. Francis Coquelin has been excellent in midfield for the past few months but Cabaye offers something different.

The midfielder possesses the qualities to score goals and is renowned for his set piece speciality, and his wide range of passing from a deep midfield position could be something Arsene Wenger values highly.

Should Arsenal make a move for Yohan Cabaye this summer?