Ben Arfa To Provide Ammunition For Andy Carroll

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.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • tdt

    Sep 8, 2010 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #1

    I wish…





    ————-Nolan—–Ben Arfa————-


    However, I think…







    Either way I think we will be too strong at home for Blackpool, hope so anyway!

    This article fills me full of hope that things are going to be good this season, injury dependent I think.

  • mark9403newcastle

    Sep 8, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #2

    I think it might be……



    I do wish they would play Ryan Taylor at right back than Perch, Taylor isn’t as defensive but provides a different option with his deliveries etc. Im from Nottingham and have seen Perch play ever since his debut and the lads a solid Championship player but will massively struggle in the prem!!

  • jesus was a geordie

    Sep 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #3

    tdt, I personally feel we should keep things the same. Perhaps we have stronger line ups, but purely for squad moral I think places in the starting 11 should be earned and lost on merit! That way it encourages lads to work harder in training and not be complacent/give up!

  • G

    Sep 8, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Perch is a young player who should have plenty of develpment time mark, but I think Simpson is the best of a bad (well, average anyway?) bunch in the RB slot.

  • bigandysmagichead

    Sep 8, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #5

    I cant wait to see Ben Arfa pull on the Black n White. Hopefully he will play some part at the weekend

  • cupiddstunt

    Sep 8, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #6

    For all the slagging of Perch the lad picked up the r/b slot in team of the week just the other week.

    Joe Hart the England keeper was playing for Shrewsbury town just 4 seasons back,

    The point I am trying to make is let’s see some games and see how the players match/pair up with one another or fit into hoots footballing jigsaw.

    Barca let Fabregas go and now they are desperate to get him back, and that is from an organisation that is supposed to be able to spot talent before condemning them to the scrap heap.

    Newcastle missed Beardsley, Carrick , Bruce all homegrown, later having to pay for Beardsley when they could have had him for nowt just because they like some on here are just way too fast at consigning to the scrap heap players that have never been given enough time or not the right position to show what they can do.

  • Bao Zheng

    Sep 8, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Cupid, I would like to formally offer you the job of Director of Football reporting to Hooton and with responsibility for youth development.

  • The Eternal Optimist

    Sep 8, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #8

    barca didnt “let fabragas go” strictly speaking. I believe arsenal took advantage of being able to pay the lad a wage first. Liverpool poach quite a lot of spanish kids this way, paheco etc.

    benny will come good rest assured. lets just hope our progress and crowd gives him reason to want to stay on where arsenals percieved lack of ambition and big beautiful stadium with zero atmosphere fails to retain Cesc.

    Give perch a rest, you have no idea if he can cut it in this league. none of us do. Fact!

    Just as the table doesnt mean shit til November- same applies to the newly promoted teams premiership credentials.

    We’ve got every reason to be positive, ashley has come good and is proving so many doubters wrong. Hoots is a perfect wingman for what is a sound attempt to restore newcastle to englands elite. It makes me chuckle to hear people slagging him off for being tight in the midst of a recession. perhaps jeopardising the clubs future so you have a better chance of winning the league in football manager without cheating.

    Other clubs have proven for years that great players can be found on the cheap. if mike makes a few quid from ensuring we are a great premiership club for years to come free from debt etc then good on him its indicative of the clubs success.

    rant over! HWTL!

  • Natureboy95

    Sep 8, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #9

    spot on,good post!


    Sep 9, 2010 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Think we have a lot stronger spine to the team than a lot of the doom and gloom merchants reliese.Think we are in for a very good season myself.The Eternal Optimist spot on mate.

  • baro

    Sep 9, 2010 at 4:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Glad that Carroll is our new go to guy this season. He can shoot from left or right and always is the best at headers, ABSOLUTELY UNSTOPPABLE.!!


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