Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew suggests midfielder Vurnon Anita could be sidelined with an ankle injury.

The Dutchman had to be stretchered from the pitch during his sides dramatic 4-3 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford because of a poor challenge from Antonio Valencia.

Pardew fears Anita may now miss the December 29 meeting with Arsenal whilst also suggesting Jonas Gutierrez will be out for a few weeks after a knee problem kept him from the United clash.

"I was a bit upset with that tackle," said Pardew.

"I have seen it again and I don't think it was malicious but Valencia has mistimed it badly and unfortunately it might cost us a player.

"I am not sure what is wrong. It is too early to say.

"It is a bang on the ankle. We will have to see whether he will make Arsenal, which would be a loss to us."

He added of Jonas: "He will be missing the next two or three games.

"Gutierrez will have an injection in his knee tomorrow. It is not clearing up and he is not 100%."

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