Sol Campbell will make his full debut for Newcastle United against Chelsea on Wednesday night, and it looks like Ben Arfa is hoping to play in that game too.
Hatem Ben Arfa – there it goes – ggggggoooooaaaaallllll!
We also expect Ryan Taylor, Alan Smith, Peter Lovenkrands and Shola Ameobi to start the game, but as we said, it looks like Ben Arfa is also more than keen to take part in Wednesday’s Carling Cup test against the PL Champions.
The 23 year-old told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I now must focus myself and concentrate on the match on Wednesday night. It’s a game we all want to play in.”“I love the supporters here – they give me so much confidence.”
“They’ve backed me all the way since I’ve been here, and I want to keep on repaying them.” “It was a very important game, especially after what happened last week.”
“I got the ball, looked up and saw the chance, and shot. I knew it was a goal before it went in. I will watch it again, and tell you if it is the best I have scored.”
Ben Arfa has already become a huge favorite with the Newcastle fans, and of course they chanted his name at the end of the game, and that was only fitting, because it was a moment of sublime brilliance from the loan signing, that won the game for Newcastle.
And we couldn’t score a single goal against Blackpool at home last week?
Chris will now be realizing he should have brought the kid on much earlier against Blackpool, but you live and learn, and Chris and the fans now know that this lad can produce magic, when he has to.
What a player this lad is!