Van Marwijk said Monday he saw “no alternative” but to drop De Jong from his squad to play Moldova and Sweden in two European Championship qualifiers.
The France international was injured in a robust tackle by De Jong in the third minute of Sunday’s match, which City won 2-1.
Newcastle said x-rays confirmed Ben Arfa had suffered a broken tibia and fibula of his left leg and would undergo surgery Monday morning.
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