After sitting out his side's 4-0 defeat to Manchester City, the Arsenal target is still not in the right frame of mind to turn out for the Magpies in their first home match
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Newcastle have made four changes in total to the team who lost 4-0 to Manuel Pellegrini's men, with Steven Taylor among the absentees due to suspension.
Shola Ameobi leads the line alongside Papiss Cisse, while West Ham bench Joe Cole despite the midfielder scoring against Cardiff City in their opening-day victory.
Newcastle starting XI: Krul; Debuchy, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Santon; Ben Arfa, Sissoko, Anita, Marveaux; Shola Ameobi, Cisse
Subs: Elliot, Bigirimana, Dummett, Gosling, Gouffran, Vuckic, Sammy Ameobi
West Ham starting XI: Jaaskelainen; Demel, O'Brien, Collins, Reid; Noble, Diame; Downing, Nolan, Jarvis; Maiga
Subs: Adrian, Rat, Tomkins, Diarra, Morrison, Cole, Vaz Te