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Ben Arfa in doubt as Newcastle prepare for Man City

Hatem Ben Arfa could miss Newcastle United's home clash with Manchester City this weekend.

The French dazzler only returned to the Magpies line-up on Monday night after a couple of weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring problem but is struggling to be fit for Saturday's visit of reigning champions City.

Toon boss Alan Pardew suggested that Ben Arfa, who scored a brilliant goal in the 2-1 defeat at Fulham, may not get up for this weekend.

"For this game we have a bit of a concern over Hatem and whether he will be available. His hamstring has a little bit of a problem and we're still trying to get to the bottom of that," he said.

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