Arsenal: Yohan Cabaye and that grudge against Newcastle United’s Joe Kinnear
THE word grudge has been used a few times in the last few weeks. First Alex Ferguson told us never to hold a grudge. Then Harry Redknapp told us he holds no grudge against the FA. Now Newcastle United’s Yohan Cabaye says he’s not bitter that his move to Arsenal never materialised.
Cabaye wanted the move, refusing to play for Newcastle in a bid to push through the £10million transfer. Says Cabaye:
“The only person who can explain what happened is Joe Kinnear. If he is honest, he will tell it. Otherwise it will not get out of my mouth. Was my failed transfer to Arsenal difficult to swallow? At first, yes. But you have to quickly get focused again, because if you go on thinking about it you have a grudge against a lot of people and that is useless. ‘I quickly forget about it and go back to work…. I bear no grudge against no one. I accept it, it is in the past.’
If he’s honest? Yep, that sound like a strike for harmony…”