There is good news on the injury front today for Newcastle and as we reported earlier today the three injuries we picked up last night to Santon, Tiote and Ba are thought to be only slight strains, and now we hear that Ben Arfa will be fit to play at Craven Cottage next Monday night.
Ben Arfa - back for Fulham game?
Shola Ameobi was also on the bench last night, after recovering from his groin strain, and the big man is likely to start at Bordeaux on Thursday night in the Europa League.
Ben Arfa is recovering from a hamstring injury, and will not be risked in a rather meaningless game at Bordeaux, and there’s no doubt that Newcastle have really missed the Frenchman’s creativity, and it will be great to have Ben Arfa back for next Monday night.
This is what Alan Pardew said about the former Marseilles and Lyon player’s current situation:
“Hatem won’t have a chance for Bordeaux unfortunately.” “But I do think he’ll have a chance for Fulham.”
And Gabby Obertan’s toe injury has still to clear up, but he will not be able to play against his old club on Thursday night, but has a chance to be fit for next Monday.
All in all – it’s good news on the injury front for Newcastle this morning.
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