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So is Ben Arfa Southampton certainty? The fans believe so as they have selected him in their first eleven to face the south coast club.
See the featured Newcastle United predicted line up v Southampton, the suspended Cabaye means at least one change but I fancy another up front.
With Ben Arfa, again I don’t think he’ll start. Previous comments from the manager have stated he’s liable to break down again if used too much, plus I think Pardew will be desperate to have him as a saver on the bench if things go pear-shaped.
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