Newcastle United officials were reported to be shocked when Ben Arfa arrived at court this week on motoring offences. It wasn’t so much the speeding charge etc., more the fact that he allegedly appeared boated and overweight.
John Carver; “He (Papiss Cissé) should be OK, he had a problem with his groin, he hasn’t trained yet. I think the fortunate thing is that we have the extra day with the game being on Sunday. But fingers crossed he should be OK”.