Yohan Cabaye refused to play for Newcastle United in their dull goalless draw against West Ham United.
The midfielder has been subject to a £10 million bid from Arsenal and although the bid was rejected, the player was left out of the squad that played Manchester City. However, Alan Pardew had planned to use him against the Londoners until the Frenchman refused to play.
The midfielder is believed to want a move to the Emirates and after hearing of their interest is appearing to force a move by refusing to play for the Magpies. Pardew had not ruled out selling him but had not counted on the player’s unprofessional behavior.
“We need to get ourselves in a position where if he stays, great, and if he doesn’t stay we need to get someone equally as good.”
The manager’s seem to welcome a second bid but has said he will not leave for less than £20 million. The money earned from the sale will be used to find his replacement and Pardew is eager to sort out the situation as quick as possible.
“It’s quite simple – we need to resolve the situation.”