Pardew: Cabaye needs sorting
Alan Pardew admitted Yohan Cabaye's future needs to be sorted out after seeing Newcastle draw a blank against West Ham.
Cabaye was a notable absentee as Newcastle were forced to settle for a goalless draw against West Ham at St James' Park on Saturday.
Arsenal are keen on signing Cabaye before the close of the transfer window and have had one bid rejected for the Frenchman.
Pardew hopes to keep Cabaye, but admits he wants the issue resolved so that he can bring in a replacement in case he loses the midfielder.
"The Cabaye situation needs to resolve itself one way or the other because if we lose him we need to replace him," Pardew told Sky Sports.
Despite being held by West Ham, Pardew was happy with the performance of his players after they responded to Monday's 4-0 defeat by Manchester City with a clean sheet and a first point of the season.
"We had to dig in after Manchester City and really show our resilience which we did today," added Pardew.
"Defensively we did not put in a bad performance, offensively we know we have to improve, but we had some key players missing today and hopefully when we play Fulham one or two will be back."