Yohan Cabaye Says Eden Hazard Should Join Arsenal

MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 02: Eden Hazard of LOSC Lille Metropole during the UEFA Champions League, group B match between FC Internazionale Milano and LOSC Lille Metropole at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on November 2, 2011 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has suggested to former Lille teammate Eden Hazard he should move to Arsenal this summer, as speculation grows about the talented Belgian's future.

Newcastle midfield star, Yohan Cabaye, has suggested that his former Lille teammate Eden Hazard should come to England in the summer, and in particular join Arsenal ahead of North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Cabaye, who moved to Newcastle last year, has enjoyed a very productive and impressive time on Tyneside, adapting quickly to become one of the leading lights in the Magpies team who are pushing for a Champions League position.

Cabaye is also a former teammate of Hazard at Lille, and as many suggest that teams such as Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are all chasing the talented Belgian youngster, the former Lille captain thinks Arsenal would be the best fit for his skills;

Eden and England, it would go very well together. Tottenham is a good club even if right now, there are some troubles with the coach. Arsenal, it would be really good. Lille is quite similar to both in terms of game or mind. After, I do not know if he is in touch with the Gunners but I think it would be the right club for him.

Hazard himself has been known to be keen on a move to England, although has never really expressed a desire for any one particular team, and as speculation mounts about his future, the 21-year old could do worse than take the advice of Cabaye.

Arsenal are in need of some big name players, and after some shoddy rebuilding work in the wake of Cesc Fabregas' move to Barcelona, expect a much more careful and considered approach by Arsene Wenger this summer, as he looks to make the Gunners title challengers once more. An attacking quartet of Robin Van Persie, Mikel Arteta, Lukas Podolski (who's all but officially signed) and Hazard would certainly put the side back on the map.

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