Arsenal transfers: Yohan Cabaye eyes Champions League football

Arsenal transfers: Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye admits he misses playing in the Champions League

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Yohan Cabaye scored six Premier League goals last season Photo: Football.ua/Wikimedia

Yohan Cabaye has cast doubt on his Newcastle United future after admitting he misses playing in the Champions League.

The France international has been a key cog in Alan Pardew’s side this season since returning to the Newcastle side after Newcastle blocked a touted move to Arsenal this summer.

The Magpies rejected a reported £10m bid from the Gunners for the former Lille midfielder, but Cabaye, who has scored two Premier League goals this season, plans to evaluate his Magpies future at the end of the season.

“I miss the Champions League,” the Newcastle Chronicle quotes Cabaye as saying.

“I’ll finish this season with Newcastle and concentrate on the coming months and then we’ll see.”

Cabaye has scored 13 goals and made 14 assists in 84 appearances for the Magpies after moving to St James’ Park from Lille in 2011.

And the 27-year-old French playmaker revealed his preferred position is a holding role in front of Newcastle’s defence.

“I love to play in front of the defence, to have the whole game in front of me (and to) recover the ball and then put my team-mates into good positions.”

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