The full-back certainly had plenty of defending to do when watched by Sven Goran Eriksson at Highbury on Saturday.
"The gaffer did tell us before the game that the England manager was in the crowd, but my only ambition at the moment is to stay fit and play regularly for Newcastle United," Griffin said after the game.
"I thought I played quite well against Arsenal and I did not do my chances any harm.
"Hopefully I will keep playing for Newcastle United, stay fit and just see how things go on from there."
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