Chris Hughton will have 23 year-old Ben Arfa at training today, and he will soon face his final frantic day in the transfer market, which closes tomorrow afternoon at 5:00 pm.
Ben Arfa – training at Benton today
Most Newcastle fans are very satisfied so far at the talent the club has been able to acquire over the summer, and certainly the squad, with the addition of James Perch, Dan Gosling, Sol Campbell, Cheick Tiote and Ben Arfa, has been well strengthened.
And there could be another two players arriving before tomorrow afternoon.
Chris Hughton talked to the Evening Chronicle today:
“Ben Arfa’s here and he’s ready to show what he can do.” “We’re looking forward to seeing him. He’ll train for the first time today.”
“We know what he can bring to the team because he’s a quality signing.” “This is a lovely challenge for him.”
“He wanted to come to the Premier League, and he wanted to come to us.” “We’re not just bringing him here because there was nowhere else for him to go.”
Ben Arfa is the type of player who Newcastle fans just love to love, because he has flair and enormous skills, and can also score a goal or two. The fact he has been labeled a bad boy just increases the interest in a player the fans want to see have a great career on Tyneside.
So far the young Frenchman is the signing that has captivated Newcastle fans the world over, during a transfer window which has surprised us, because we didn’t think we could attract or afford a player of his obvious quality.
And when you add to that the fact he held out for a couple of weeks to come to Newcastle, which was his first choice, the Newcastle club must be doing something right these days – unlike in the recent past.
That’s got to be good news for the people who count the most – the Newcastle fans.