Football - Tiote returns for Magpies

Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote will return to the squad from suspension for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with leaders Arsenal.

The Ivory Coast international missed the 5-1 Boxing Day victory over Stoke after collecting his fifth booking of the season, but is likely to go straight back into the starting line-up.

Manager Alan Pardew, who replaced Tiote with Hatem Ben Arfa against the Potters, has no fresh injury concerns with midfielder Jonas Gutierrez recovering from a calf problem.

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