Yohan Cabaye
Yohan Cabaye has been urged by teammate Javier Pastore to remain with Paris Saint-Germain despite struggling for regular game time Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who is a target for Arsenal has been urged to stay with the club by teammate Javier Pastore.

The Argentinean understands that his club mate is not getting regular game time due to the number of quality midfielders in the team, but has hailed the Frenchman as a great player and hopes he chooses to remain with the Ligue 1 club rather than force a move away.

" I do not think he wants to leave. It is very well with the group. He does not play much, but he is a great player, a very good boy. It would be nice to stay with us. But it is true that we have a lot of players in midfield," Pastore said, as quoted by French newspaper le10sport.

"There is also the young Rabiot, which is very strong. I hope it will be the best choice for him. From either to play or stay here to earn his place."

The former Newcastle midfielder has been struggling to get regular game time with the French champions with the manger preferring Blaise Matuidi, Marco Verratti and Thiago Motta ahead of the French international.

He has been constantly linked with a move to Arsenal, who had a bid rejected before he moved to Paris and with Arsene Wenger short of midfield options may opt to make yet another move for the midfielder. The Gunners boss is a big admirer of Cabaye and views him as a perfect replacement for the skipper Mikel Arteta.

Meanwhile, former Lyon forward Sonny Anderson thinks that Cabaye should leave PSG during the January transfer window, as he will struggle to get game time under Laurent Blanc.

The Brazilian, feels that if Arsenal show interest in signing him, he should look at the possibility of a return to England, something that Cabaye himself reiterated in an interview recently.

"I think Yohan Cabaye has the opportunity to leave. Arsene Wenger needs a new midfield. Yohan Cabaye needs to play," Anderson said.

"At PSG, everything works very well with Blaise Matuidi, Marco Verratti, Thiago Motta and now Javier Pastore . If Arsene comes to look, it's possible he left the PSG," the former Lyon and Barcelona forward added.