Newcastle United Midfielder Yohan Cabaye Disciplined For Three-Match Strike

French playmaker punished for sitting out first three games of the season.

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has confirmed that midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been disciplined by the club for going on strike at the start of the season, according to the Chronicle.

The French playmaker was the subject of serious interest from Arsenal towards the end of the summer transfer window, and the Gunners saw a bid of around £10m rejected by the Magpies for Cabaye’s services.

Supposedly keen to be allowed to leave Newcastle, an unsettled Cabaye did not feature in his club’s first three games of the Premier League season, though he has since publicly apologised to the fans for his actions.

Pardew has now confirmed that the club have dealt with the matter, and that Cabaye has accepted their decision and is ready to push on and find his best form again for the team.

“He has been disciplined for his action. He has accepted it and we move on,” the manager said.

“It was accepted in good faith and his performance last week spoke a thousand words.

“It is about performances. Newcastle fans want to see him pull on the shirt and perform.”

Cabaye has been a key player for Newcastle since joining the club from Lille in 2011, and his fine form has also seen him attract interest from the likes of Manchester United and PSG at points this summer, and it is perfectly possible that he will be the subject of interest from other top sides in the future.

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