Ben Arfa is now in his second week of training on Tyneside, and he will have got to know his team mates quite well during his time at Benton.
Ben Arfa – wants to provide ammunition for Carroll
And it seems that the French International with skills galore has been watching big Andy Carroll’s style of play since arriving on Tyneside.
As we mentioned again this morning, Carroll is hoping to have recovered from an ankle injury for the visit of Blackpool on Saturday, and it looks like Ben Arfa will likely start that game on the bench.
And speaking about the prospect of linking up with the 6’5″ tall and powerful striker, Andy Carroll, Ben Arfa told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I have seen Andy play in two matches so far.” “I have been very impressed with how hard he works for the team.”“I think there are a lot of players in the side who have got that same work ethic as Andy.”
“That brings a great quality to the team.” “I want to start working hard now and providing the ammunition for people like Andy, I think there could be a lot of goals in this team.”
Most Newcastle fans will be hoping they will see at least Ben Arfa get a run-out in the second half on Saturday, when we hope to get those 3 vital points against Blackpool.
And after the enthusiastic comments about the Newcastle club and the Geordie fans from Ben Arfa over the last couple of weeks, the 23 year-old is very likely to get an enthusiastic welcome from the Newcastle crowd, which is expected to be over 52,000 for the home game.
Maybe Ben Arfa can set one up for Andy in the second half – that would be an excellent start.