Newcastle boss Pardew says Ben Arfa could make derby

Hatem Ben Arfa could be back for Newcastle United in time for the derby against Sunderland.

Toon boss Alan Pardew reckons he has a chance of being involved against the Wearsiders.

He told the Evening Chronicle: “What has happened with Hatem is the scan has shown he has scar tissue still in the hamstring.

“He is showing no ill- effects from it.

“We have sent him to three experts, mainly a French expert, who have been looking after him.

“He thinks he is now 100% and we are now treating him as that. “

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