Yohan Cabaye has apologised to Newcastle fans for trying to push through a move to Arsenal, but the midfielder has tellingly said he will commit to the club until next summer.

Cabaye was the subject of a bid from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in the summer transfer window but the Toon swiftly turned it down, much to the dissatisfaction of the player.

The France international subsequently didn't play for the north-east side for two matches and after returning to the pitch he has been the subject of boos from sections of the Newcastle faithful.

But Cabaye has now taken steps to get the supporters back on side, though he wouldn't go so far as to commit to Newcastle beyond next summer.

"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," he told the official website.

"It is important I do that because Newcastle is my club and there is a World Cup at the end of the season, which I want to play in.

"It is very important to be right in my head and I am."

Cabaye also sought to apologise to fans who may have been put out by his actions during the transfer window, saying: "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. I was happy and I am still happy. I just want to try and score goals and play well.

"It was very, very good to be back in the team; a really nice feeling."

Arsenal turned their attentions to Mesut Ozil after the deal for Cabaye fell through and whether they will go back in for the 27 year old next summer remains to be seen.

The problem that Newcastle face over the course of the season is keeping their best players at the club despite not being able to offer European football and not having strengthened significantly over the summer to show the ambition to do so.