Cabaye’s Poor Attitude Could Cost Him His Arsenal Move


We’re not exactly sure what Newcastle have done to deserve the treatment Yohan Cabaye is dishing out to the famous Tyneside club, by refusing to play for us, because remember Newcastle gave him his big chance in the Premier League, and made him into a French International regular and a much better player.

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A suave looking Ian Wright – questions Cabaye’s attitude

And that negative attitude from the 27 year-old has been noticed by former Arsenal striker Ian Wright.

Arsenal have bid around £11M for the French International and Newcastle are waiting for a second potential bid from the London club, but Wright isn’t sure he’s the right player for Arsenal, or that he has the right attitude for the Gunners.

This is what Ian said on ITV last night before Arsenal’s easy 2-0 win over Fenerbahce in the Champions League qualifying game which they won 5-0 on aggregate:

“He seems very similar to what we’ve got and he’s obviously a quality player.” “I’m just a bit worried about the fact that he’s refused to play for Newcastle.”

“That doesn’t make me feel good. If he refuses to play then he’ll refuse to play again if it doesn’t suit him, and I don’t think you really want players like that around the squad,”

“I think he should be professional like Wayne Rooney has been, play his game and make a club like Arsenal say ‘yeah, that’s the type of player we want.”

It hasn’t helped Yohan at all, that Wayne Rooney showed professionalism and sheer class on Monday night, when he started for the Red Devils against Chelsea and had a great game, and showed 100% commitment and effort to his team – Wayne gained a lot of friends with that display under difficult circumstances..

And the Englishman didn’t refuse to play because Chelsea were after him – but he earned the big money Manchester United are paying him – and that was the right thing to do.

Maybe that’s what Yohan Cabaye should do at Newcastle, because he’s winning no friends with the stand he’s taken on Tyneside – in fact he’s creating enemies and could be damaging his chances of getting the move to Arsenal that he wants.

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202 comments so far

  • wolfshead@toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #1

    of course ba would come back he doesnt suit royal blue black and white stripes are his colours 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Being forced to clean Joe Kinnerys bum when he retires to a gerriatric home next year is too good for Ashley.

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  • G

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #3

    If he is refusing to play, and to be fair, the only people posting that story are from outside of the club, so I’m not sure if they are just reading between the lines from the implications, then we should get rid, however, we should get rid on our terms, not the terms being laid out by the press. Demand big bucks, and if he doesn’t go, he gets to play with the reserves until he appologises to club, fans and team.

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  • Spoof

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Laurent Robert

    Marveaux was easily the worst player on the pitch against West Ham, he made a 1-2 as you say, but that was his sum total, he never made another decent pass and for someone who has a bit of pace which he has I have never seen him try to take his man on, he is hopeless and offers us nothing at all and he never has since he joined, that’s why he doesn’t get his place in the side, as bad as Jonas is at least he works hard and tries to help the defence which allows Santon to move forward which gives us some attacking outlet, with Marveaux we have nothing because he gives nothing, as bad as Sammy is, at least when he came on he ran at the West Ham defence and gave them something to think about, Marveaux is atrocious, and has been since he joined

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #5

    Toonarmydownsouth

    I would take Ba back in a heartbeat, but definitely not on loan though. It would upset what we already have because the manager is soft and doesn’t have a clue….Sign Gomis on a perm deal and Ba on a perm deal as Chelsea will take less than £7 I think worth penny pinching with them.

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  • hdavid23

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #6

    We should handle Cabaye similarly to how Liverpool handled Suarez. Make him train alone and ban him from the team until he makes a public apology to the club.

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  • SharpEnough23

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #7

    G – totally agree, if he stays I think an apology is due

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Marveaux unfortunately plays for about 5-10mins a game and that’s even when he starts, he just goes missing far too often. We have over hyped this lad unfortunately

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  • nufc_eire

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #9

    If we are going for a Chelsea striker on loan, why not go for Lukaku instead! He needs to play to keep his place in the Belgian starting 11 with Benteke playing so well. And with chelsea looking for another striker + mourinho wanting a 22 man squad, he should be available.

    Also moses should be available for a decent fee as well. Double swoop!!

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  • G

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #10

    @9, I would go for Lakaku in a heartbeat, but I’m fairly certain that Jose has given him assurances that he will get plenty of first team this season. Not so sure the same has been said to Ba like. If it came down to one or the other, Lakaku for deffo. Don’t think Chelsea are gonna let him leave tho.

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  • Spoof

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Our Toon

    I totally agree m8, how some can accuse Pardew of mis-management because he doesn’t get picked or critise Pardew for taking him off when for the best part of the match he has been a spectator is a mystery, some fans want to open their eyes and look at what the players are actually doing whilst they are on the pitch before they accuse Pardew of mis-management, talk about blinkered.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Make sure no one confuses Ian Toon with the “excellent Iain Dowie” because there’s no way that they are the same person…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #13

    hdavid23

    totally agree…providing the stories are true that is.

    Don’t care who it is, nobody is bigger than the club and anyone can be forgotten if they don’t act properly…the club will never be forgotten.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Ian wrights not keen on him? Am sure cabs is heart broken

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Hello lads and lasses,

    How are we all? Demba Ba coming back? Really good player, got us goals, but the whole idea does leave me uneasy….all comes down to why and how he ACTUALLY left, not what was speculated on at the time.

    We’ll see.

    On the Marv discussion, I do agree that over the whole game he does disappear an awful lot, which makes me reluctant to think he deserves a starting spot…however, you can’t take away the contribution he has made as far as assists go.

    Tough balancing act imo, but that’s what managers are paid for.

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #16

    Laurent Robert- I now understand. It was
    because I said that I had to keep checking
    to see that Marveaux was actually playing.
    We all have our personal favourite players
    but I assess on the game their playing.
    Marveaux was our poorest player, the game
    passed him by, in my humble opinion.
    Although Shola pushed him hard.

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  • Spoof

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #17

    hdavid23

    I would also agree, and bearing in mind that its a world cup year he would have to apologise very quickly and when he does get back he would have to perform rather than sulk or like myself he will be watching the world cup on telly rather than playing in it as he will be hopeful of.

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  • JAMSHA

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #18

    ba an gomis….??? we need some pacy young striker as well both are same type n.slow

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  • Spoof

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Ian Toon

    I totally agree, Marveaux is regularly our poorest player, at the end of the day he is just a poor player.

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Ibiza- how are you? Hope you are having a great summer.
    Did I read that you learnt to drive in the US?

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  • wolfshead@toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #21

    i wouldnt be too hard on cabs for all we know he might be taking the show some ambition stance same as the fans

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  • check the toastie

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #22

    If one thing is going to make Big Mike either one spend some money or two shake up the coaching staff, it is lack of seats on bums.

    Tickets sales for Fulham are going Shite, think we could see 45k there. Absolute dog shit for the 2nd home game of the season, and it serves the Fat twat right for not replacing Percy the Prick months ago.

    PARDEW OUT

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  • Ian Toon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #23

    Spoof- I am not saying he is poor. He strikes me as being the sort
    that needs tlc from the coach.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #24

    Ian…Hello, it’s been a while. All good over here, hope all is with you too.

    I did learn to drive in the US, California to be exact. Bit of useless and odd info for you, in California (at least at the time), you could take an automatic vehicle test and then legally drive a manual after that…even back in the UK. Go figure 🙂

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  • Girth

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #25

    Ed,
    I have it on good authority that Cabaye isn’t on strike, he’s quite simply being kept back by the club ie Pardew. He’s a commodity that’s being protected before potentially being sold.

    Dont’t believe everything you read or base your opinions on a blog

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  • Spoof

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #26

    Ibiza

    I don’t believe that it is a tough call, he is now in his 3rd season with a total of 1 goal and 6 assist’s, that’s why he is a reserve.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Wolfshead

    Only problem being, we can’t transfer our support to Arsenal or PSG….or can we? 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #28

    Talking of protests…anyone know how the Dortmund fans twitter campaign went last night?

    Wolfshead…Very true. He could be making a point that to show more ambition they should pay him more 😉

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Marveaux, 29 games in 3 seasons, most as a sub and he scores 1 goal and 6 assists.

    Jonas plays 176 games, most as a starter, as has 10 goals and I don’t have his assist tally but it’s not much.

    I’d rather go for Marveaux.

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #30

    without a run of games i dont think any of you can judge marv.
    he has never been given a chance by pardew.
    You are all aware of this.
    47 appearances in 3 years! how can any fan can expect any player to find form after a lay off with that number of appearances is beyond me.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Spoof…Ha, well that clears things up and makes it a little easier 🙂

    I question his attitude tbh. He says a lot about how he’s fit and ready, but far to often he just doesn’t seem interested.

    Maybe it’s a case of him feeling like the poor relation, but maybe he is just arrogant and lazy.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing him get a proper run of games. Don’t get me wrong, he did actually get a fair few appearances last season, even though it didn’t actually seem that way. We afforded Obertan the opportunity, we should do the same for Sylvian too before writing him off imo.

    As I said, it may seem straight forward that he’s not a starter, but at the end of the day, as far as goal scoring / creating impact, he was one of our best statistically at least.

    0 goals in 2 games so far. Couldn’t hurt to give it a go, but not just a game here and there.

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  • Spoof

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #32

    Ian Toon

    last season he made 37 appearances with 1 goal and 6 assists, yes some appearances were from the bench but that is poor, exceptionally poor, the lad has a bit of pace but as yet I have never seen him take a man on, he rely’s too heavily on the killer pass which is proven by his record not to be a killer at all, Sammy caused West Ham more problems in the brief time he was on than what Marveaux did, and that is really bad, but it’s like that everytime he is on the pitch.

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  • luke.r

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #33

    anyone know the webste for the fantasy league? ive not been on it since ive made my team lol

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #34

    Ruddy & Brian…..Which is it, 29 or 47?

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  • FrankfurtMag

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #35

    The fact that Pardew applauded the handling of Suarez and other cases, then does the total opposite with his own players shows the guy for what he is.

    A complete ****!

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  • Rooster

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #36

    I have on the whole supported MA for years, but certain things get very tiresome, the constant contradictions from his manager!1 the daft rants from his DOF!!! his decisions concerning certain happenings at NUFC that almost always get the fans backs up, nothing seems straight forward its always complicated, then the tabloids start with the Toon in Turmoil stories and sets the ball rolling for yet more discontent, in HIS world he can make decisions about business that wont be bang in the public eye but at a Football Club every decision is brought to everyones attention straight away, plainly its the contradictions that are bugging myself and the vast majority of fans, ie we are the 20th richest club in the world, yet we cannot compete with Norwich and Southhampton in the transfer market, I just think its bizarre, I believe we can without doubt and its all covering their backs if we don’t sign players, it needs to stop, its getting on everyones t.ts big time, I think we may still make a few signings but earlier predictions of mine certainly of early captures just have been made a mockery off, yea its about the dal with MA, BUT CHALK AND BLACKBOARD COME TO MIND.

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  • naptoon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Marveaux our worst player v west ham.
    At the match that day and can tell you now debuch amoebic and cisse wore far worse …. yes marv does go missing during games but so do the rest of our team most of which offer no where near the attacking threat he does … Check out his assists last season and for how much he played…
    The reason the boos came when he was brought off is because at the time he was growing into the game and starting to dictate … No one else was … Saying that dammit did well when he came on .

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  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #38

    Frankfurt…Does that not indicate that maybe the handling of Cabaye isn’t Pardews call then?

    Shows him up for being a puppet, but can we blame a man for something he isn’t really in control of?

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #39
  • Transfer Sage

    Aug 28, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #40

    the problem for marv is he is a central midfielder (by his own admission) who we play on the left.

    When recovering from long term lay offs and starting in a new league, with a struggling team then surely the last thing you need is to be out of position and only getting the odd few minutes here and there.

    give him 5 games in the hole and see what he does.

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