One of the things Newcastle must continue to do with their new star player Ben Arfa is to ensure he settles in on Tyneside – quickly.
Ben Arfa – brought brother over to help him settle on Tyneside
He has done very well so far at Newcastle, since signing on a one year loan spell from French Champions Marseilles, but he hardly speaks one word of English at the moment, and Newcastle have hired an English teacher to help him learn the language.
Wonder if Fab Coloccini can help him out there? 😀
And it turns out that Ben Arfa has brought his bother to Tyneside, and some of his French friends, to help him settle in at the famous Newcastle United club.
This is what Ben Arfa said today:
“Cheik Tiote is the only other player at the club who speaks French, so my brother and some of my friends have moved over to Newcastle to help me settle in.”
Of course Ben Arfa came to Newcastle with a bad boy image, but Chris Hughton has already dealt with both Joey Barton and Andy Carroll magnificently to get them to sort out their private lives.
We feel sure that Chris can drum it into the boy that it’s for his own good, to become a top professional, especially when this lad is so blessed with mercurial football skills.
And since we have many top professionals at the club right now, there are many good examples he can follow, not least of whom is Newcastle’s captain Kevin Nolan.
It’s in Newcastle’s best interests to ensure this lad settles in on Tyneside, and we’re sure the Newcastle fans will do their best to ensure Ben Arfa continues to love playing for the Newcastle United club, and remains happy on Tyneside.
If all that happens, we could have a top football great at the Newcastle club for years to come.