Yohan Cabaye has been left out of the Newcastle United squad for tonight’s Premier League game against Manchester City at 8pm, on the same day that Arsenal had a £10m bid for the French midfielder rejected.
Cabaye, 27, is understood to have travelled with the Newcastle squad to Manchester yesterday. Alan Pardew selected the central midfielders Cheik Tiote and Moussa Sissoko in central midfield in his place.
Newcastle team: Tim Krul, Mathieu Debuchy, Steven Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Tiote, Sissoko, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse.
The new City manager Manuel Pellegrini selected new signings Fernandinho and Jesus Navas in his starting XI.
Manchester City team: Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Joleon Lescott, Gael Clichy, Fernandino, Yaya Toure, Navas, Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Edin Dzeko.