Hatem Ben Arfa and Gabriel Obertan both get starts tonight at the Emirates against Arsenal.
That follows Ben Arfa’s outstanding second-half display against Sunderland last weekend.
And Obertan must have impressed in the Reserves last week, and manager Alan Pardew decided to start the French duo.
Papiss Cisse is a sub so it looks like Newcastle are playing 4-5-1 tonight.
And it could be that Ben Arfa plays the second striker role behind Demba Ba.
Davide Santon retains his place at right back and there’s no Ryan Taylor – so we suppose he must be injured – and Haris Vuckic is on the bench, having returned from his loan spell at Cardiff City.
For Arsenal Ramsey, Arteta and Santos all return in what looks a very strong side, with Oxlade-Chamberlain also in the starting line-up.
Arsenal : Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Song, Arteta, Rosicky, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Van Persie; Subs: Fabianski, Djourou, Santos, Ramsey, Benayoun, Gervinho, Chamakh
Newcastle United (4-5-1): Tim Krul; Danny Simpson, Mike Williamson, Fabricio Coloccini (c), Davide Santon; Gabriel Obertan, Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Jonas Gutierrez, Hatem Ben Arfa; Demba Ba
Substitutes: Rob Elliot, James Perch, Dan Gosling, Danny Guthrie, Haris Vuckic, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse