Hughton Visits Ben Arfa In Manchester – Lad In Good Spirits

A certain 23 year-old French footballer is currently in the hearts and minds of Newcastle fans all around the world.

Ben Arfa – first and only goal – so far – for Newcastle United

And they will be pleased to know that the Frenchman is in good spirits in spite of the terrible double break of his lower left leg, he picked up after only 4 minutes in the game at Eastlands on Saturday.

Indeed Newcastle manager Chris Hughton visited Ben Arfa yesterday in Manchester, and said the lad is coping well and that he is  appreciative of the messages he is receiving from Newcastle fans:

“I saw him yesterday,” “He’s in good spirits, and his thoughts are very much on getting into his rehab and getting back playing this season.”

“He realises the tremendous support for him on Tyneside, and he just wants to get himself playing again.” “You don’t wish that type of injury on anyone. It’s not a nice side to the game, but he’s a smashing lad, and he’s very focused on getting back fit.”

“When you have an injury like that, it makes you much more determined, and his thoughts are very much on playing again this season.”

There has been some concern on Tyneside about where this leaves Ben Arfa and the Newcastle club, but the news we are hearing loud and clear is that the Newcastle are keen to sign the youngster permanently at the end of the season – but first things first.

Let’s get the lad fit again and playing for Newcastle – and if you haven’t yet sent a note of encouragement to the youngster – we’re sure he would appreciate it.

He’s currently at the Manchester Royal Infirmary – Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M13 9WL –  Telephone 0161 276 1234 – if you want to send him a message there.

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • DarloGeordie

    Oct 5, 2010 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #1

    As if ya have put the hospitals telephone number on here and as if the message would actually reach him + cant speak French lol. I do wish him well though

  • joppadoni

    Oct 5, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #2

    im left feeling sick about the whole thing :(.

    and another thing, is gas and air that good really though? if i get a double break in my leg will i be able to sit up, smile and wave at people? or is he really Asterix in desguise?

  • Thump

    Oct 5, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Well it helps women with the pain of childbirth, so I’d be willing to give it a shot after a Rooney kick to the nether regions.

  • baro

    Oct 5, 2010 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Great Spirits!


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