Jamie Carragher: Yohan Cabaye will cause Arsenal plenty of problems
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is tipping Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye to be a thorn in Arsenal's side
Yohan Cabaye will cause Arsenal plenty of problems at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon, according to Jamie Carragher.
The France international marked his return to the Premier League from Paris Saint-Germain with Crystal Palace’s third goal in a 3-1 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road last weekend.
Cabaye has already been on the scoresheet — in last week’s 3-1 win at Norwich — and I am sure he will cause Arsenal problems
Arsenal are looking to record their first win of the season after Arsene Wenger’s side suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat by West Ham United at Emirates Stadium last Sunday.
And Carragher reckons Cabaye could emulate Hammers winger Dimitri Payet and subject the Gunners to an uncomfortable 90 minutes in south-east London.
“Arsenal go to Selhurst Park on Sunday to face a Crystal Palace side who look like they have built on the hard-to-beat tag, especially with the capture of Yohan Cabaye,” Carragher told Daily Mail.
“It shows the strength of the Premier League that Palace can take a French international from Paris Saint-Germain and it highlights how Alan Pardew is trying to take them forward and add that bit of class to the energetic side he inherited.
“Cabaye has already been on the scoresheet — in last week’s 3-1 win at Norwich — and I am sure he will cause Arsenal problems.
“Arsenal failed to deal with another new boy last week in Dimitri Payet of West Ham and if the same happens tomorrow it will be a really difficult day for Arsene Wenger’s men.”
Cabaye completed a surprise £10m move to the Eagles after the midfielder struggled to make an impact at PSG.
The France midfielder previously worked under Palace manager Alan Pardew at Newcastle United.
The 29-year-old has been linked with a move to the north London side in the past before he joined PSG.