NEWCASTLE v Arsenal: Cheik Tiote returns to boost Alan Pardew's midfield

04 February 2011 04:11
Cheik Tiote returns from his three-match ban as Newcastle return to action against Arsenal at St James' Park for the first time since Andy Carroll's departure.[LNB]Shola Ameobi is out and will undergo surgery next week to repair the cheekbone he fractured during Wednesday night's 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Fulham.[LNB] Tough tackler: Tiote (left) has impressed in his first season at Newcastle[LNB]Manager Alan Pardew will make a late decision on central defender Fabricio Coloccini, who has a hamstring problem, with former Arsenal centre-half Sol Campbell standing by.[LNB]But Ryan Taylor (ankle) Steven Taylor (hamstring), Dan Gosling (knee), Alan Smith (ankle) and Hatem Ben Arfa (broken leg) remain on the sidelines.[LNB]Provisional squad (from): Harper, Krul, Simpson, Perch, Ferguson, Enrique, Coloccini, Williamson, Campbell, Tiote, Barton, Nolan, Gutierrez, Guthrie, Vuckic, Richardson, Lovenkrands, Best, Ranger.[LNB]CLICK HERE FOR THE WEEKEND TEAM NEWS IN THE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE  Explore more:People: Hatem Ben Arfa, Sol Campbell, Andy Carroll, Alan Smith Places: Newcastle

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