With Arsene Wenger making bids or Luis Gustavo, it was pretty evident what he was looking for to strengthen his midfield. That is why we witnessed Arsenal getting linked to a number of central midfielders with eventually notching up Flamini.
In the middle of the transfer window, Arsenal made a bid for Yohan Cabaye which eventually didn’t go through and the Geordie midfielder today has apologized to his fan base for showing inappropriate behavior after listening to the bid lodged by Arsenal.
27-year-old Cabaye has impressed hugely at St. James’ Park since his June 2011 switch from Ligue 1 outfit Lille, and such consistent form saw him linked with a move away from the North East this summer.
Despite that bid being rejected, Cabaye refused to appear in the game where Newcastle were thrashed 4-0 and also didn’t feature in the game against West Ham only to force his move out to the North London camp.
With the transfer window firmly closing with Cabaye still a Newcastle player, he returned to the starting lineup for Saturday’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa. And following such an uncertain summer, Cabaye has offered an apology to Toon fans and has insisted that he wants to do his best for the club.
He said, “The most important thing for me is to be on the pitch and to play. I want to do my best for the club, for the team, for everyone and, of course, I want to win every game we play. “(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 apologize to them. I want to come back from what has happened.”