Arsenal targeting January switch for Newcastle star

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Arsenal could be set to further boost their midfield options, with reports suggesting that the Gunners are eager to re-ignite their interest in Newcastle star Yohan Cabaye.

27-year-old Cabaye has proved a huge hit at St. James' Park since arriving in 2011, suitably impressing the Toon faithful with his all-action performances in the heart of midfield.

His relationship with fans turned somewhat sour earlier this season, however, after the French international left them in no doubt as to his considerable distaste at the club having rejected a bid reportedly worth £10 million from the Gunners immediately prior to Newcastle's opening match of the season away to Manchester City.

Indeed, that resolve could be further tested in January, with the Daily Star claiming that Arsene Wenger is eager to renew his long-standing interest in Cabaye when the transfer window re-opens for business in the new year. 

Sources cited by the same publication also claims that Arsenal will face stiff competition for the midfielder's signature from in-form Italian outfit AS Roma.

The Serie A leaders - who have won 10 of their first 11 league games of the 2013/14 season - are managed by Frenchman Rudi Garcia, the man who famously guided Cabaye and Lille to the Ligue 1 title in 2011.

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