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Ben Arfa returns for Newcastle

March 6, 2013
By Kristan Heneage
Newcastle have named Hatem Ben Arfa in their squad for Thursday's Europa League game away to Anzhi Makhachkala.

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Ben Arfa, 25, has not featured since the 2-1 defeat against Fulham in December. Although his return is a boost for the Magpies, manager Alan Pardew will be without Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse because of illness.

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