Hatem Ben Arfa is unlikely to play in any of the remaining three games after suffering a setback in training. Alan Pardew: "We think his comeback this season is probably not going to happen now. He's had a little setback. "That's what happens when you come back from that sort of injury, so I think that's unlikely." Ben Arfa has played just four games for Newcastle. He suffered a double leg fracture in a challenge by Manchester City's Nigel de Jong during the 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Eastlands on October 3.