Alan Pardew has given an injury update for the game at Arsenal on Saturday, and surprisingly Rolando Aarons is still not available, and it seems to be taking a long time for him to recover from the hamstring injury he has.
Alan Pardew – Rolando Aarons still not fit
The 19 year-old came back from his last hamstring injury too early when he played at Manchester City in the Capital One Cup tie and scored after just six minutes – so it’s better that the Newcastle medics ensure he’s absolutely fit when he plays again.
Alan basically said it was where we were before the Chelsea game last Saturday, so presumably that means Colo is fit to play, which is great, but Mehdi Abeid is still out with that foot injury of his.
This is what Alan Pardew has said this afternoon:
“There will be no Rolando Aarons or Davide Santon and we are pretty much where we were for Chelsea in terms of injuries.¨ “Rob Elliot will be out for 6 or 7 games and Jak Alnwick will start in goal at Arsenal, we wish him well.”
It looks like Rob Elliot will be back in early January and he could be ready for the game at home to Southampton on January 17th – which means Jak will be in the Newcastle goal for eight very important games.
Moussa Sissoko and Steven Taylor are suspended for the game on Saturday – for just the one game – so both will be available for the game next Wednesday night at Tottenham in the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup.
It’s a pity Mehdi Abeid is not fit because he could have come into the midfield for the missing Sissoko – but Sammy Ameobi played last weekend after Alan had said he was injured at Burnley – so maybe Mehdi could still make the starting line up at Arsenal?
Hope so – because Mehdi is proving himself to be an excellent player for Newcastle this season.
Newcastle should be able to field quite a strong side at the Emirates this Saturday in the late kick off game – 5:30 pm kick-off.
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