Toon midfielder Yohan Cabaye has apologised to the club’s fans after Gunners interest.
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has apologised to the club’s fans after missing two matches last month amid interest from Arsenal.
The Gunners had a £10m bid rejected by the Magpies for the 27-year-old and Cabaye missed the club’s defeat at Man City and goalless draw with West Ham after refusing to play.
But the France international, also a reported target for PSG, has since returned to the first team and helped the Toon to back-to-back victories over Fulham and Aston Villa.
Cabaye says he is sorry for his actions and stressed he is fully committed to helping Alan Pardew’s team for the remainder of the season.
“It was very, very good to be back in the team; a really nice feeling,” he told the club’s official website.
“The ovation was very nice to hear. If the fans were – or still are – mad at me for what happened then I understand and I apologise to them.
“I want to come back from what has happened. For Newcastle fans, football is their life and I want to say that I am going to give everything – as I have from my first day here – from today until the end of the season.
“In your career you do not have a career without bad moments. I have moved on and now in my head I just want to work really hard, to get back in the team every week and to help the team – that is the most important thing for me.
“I want to forget what happened during the summer, I want to put it behind me and give everything for Newcastle every day, for the club and for my team-mates.”