Newcastle’s Sissoko suspended for Arsenal game – and injured Coloccini doubtful

BAN ... Moussa Sissoko.
BAN ... Moussa Sissoko.

MOUSSA Sissoko is suspended for Saturday’s visit to Arsenal – and Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini is doubtful.

Midfielder Sissoko will serve a one-game suspension after getting another booking in this afternoon’s 2-1 win over Chelsea at St James’s Park.

And United manager Alan Pardew revealed after the match that Coloccini – who had only just returned from a three-game absence – had picked up an injury.

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot will also miss the Arsenal match after suffering a recurrence of a thigh injury.

Pardew said: “We are going to have to dig deep for the Arsenal game, because Colo looks like he has got an injury.

“Obviously, Moussa won’t play – he was outstanding again today – and no Robbie Elliot.”

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