The midfielder has not featured due to the Gunners’ interest.
Arsenal have been targeting Newcastle United’s Yohan Cabaye for some time and have already had a £10m offer for the Frenchman turned down.
The Gunners placed this initial bid on the day Alan Pardew’s side played Manchester City and as a result the midfielder was dropped from the team.
Since then Cabaye has not featured for the Magpies but Pardew is considering fielding the 27-year-old against Fulham this weekend.
“What I have said to Yohan Cabaye is I expect him to play this weekend,” the Englishman was quoted by ITV.
“Until another bid comes in from Arsenal that is accepted or not that will be the situation.”
Cabaye has admitted to being tempted by a switch to the Emirates Stadium as Arsene Wenger aims to bring in some new players before the window closes on September 2.
To date only France under-20 striker Yaya Sanogo has been acquired by the Frenchman and fans in north London are becoming frustrated at the lack of activity.
With Arsenal suffering several injuries to key players such as Mikel Arteta, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski, the club are in desperate need of reinforcement.
Cabaye has been a huge success at St James’ Park since a £5.5m move from Lille in the summer of 2011, playing 73 matches for Newcastle in all competitions and scoring 11 goals and providing 11 assists.
The midfielder’s performances in the north east of England has seen the France international become an important component in the national setup and the Toon star has 23 caps to date.