Ben Arfa To Return To Newcastle Early Next Month


There’s been a lot of comments from readers about when exactly Ben Arfa will resume his training at Newcastle.

Ben Arfa – already the darling of the Newcastle fans

And it seems like Alan Pardew will give the French International plenty of time to recover from his serious double leg break.

It appears that Ben Arfa will return to Newcastle early next month – that’s about a couple weeks time – and will then start to get acquainted with both new manager Alan Pardew and Newcastle native John Carver, who became Assistant Manger earlier this week.

A source close to Ben Arfa told the Evening Chronicle from France today:

“Hatem will be given as much time as he needs to come back even stronger.” “There is no point in rushing him back after such as serious injury.”

“He’s in good spirits and working hard.” “He’ll be back next month to watch a game, visit his team-mates and the new manager.”

“And he is looking forward to working with him along with John Carver.”

It certainly makes sense not to rush the Frenchman back, and we have to hope that Newcastle can stay above the relegation fray, which they’ve managed to do all season.

But Newcastle fans are keen to see the Frenchman in action just as early as they can, and when he plays again at St. James Park, Ben Arfa will get one terrific reception.

And of course Ben Arfa has already signed full time for Newcastle, and there were no hitches at all with his contract, and we didn’t hear he wanted inflated wages or any rubbish like that, that we’ve unfortunately heard from other potential new captures.

No, Ben Arfa only wanted to play for Newcastle United, and that’s why he’s on Tyneside, and he made that very clear  last August, and now he’s signed up full time through the summer of 2015.

We look forward to seeing the 23 year-old back on Tyneside again, and to see him play in that famous black and white shirt once again.

Comments welcome.



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47 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Jan 20, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #1

    God, can’t wait to see him play again.
    Lovely footballer.

    More of the same (Goodison Park) from him would be very welcome indeed.

    You know, I honestly think we are not a million miles off having a very good team, certainly one capable of challenging for a Europe place again next season.

    Some have to leave to make this possible.
    Perch
    Smith
    Raylor
    Best
    Jonas (maybe controversial but there is better)

    For a start.

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  • nobby sol

    Jan 20, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #2

    french league young player of year winner 2008.
    previous winners include Nasri, toulalon Ribery, Evra, Henry, Pires and Zidane, look at their price tags when they were in there prime…how much did we sign ben arfa for 5million? haha, brilliant business

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 20, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Edd case –

    I think if we finish well this year by getting top 10 minimum, we could have a complete overhaul in the summer. There are many players id ship out that we can replace with cheaper, younger and better

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  • staffy

    Jan 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #4

    One of the reasons, perhaps the biggest reason players enjoy coming to SJP is the welcome they get from the fans.

    Few teams anf their fans can match SJP in this respect.

    When or if they leave,at their choice they soon realise the mistake they make.

    Lets give Ben Arfa a massive welcome when he turns out for us.

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  • Marzy

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #5

    great to see the boy back in a black & white shirt, I for 1 cant wait!!.
    Just hope we sign 1 or 2 players with the quality we need to push up the league!.

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #6

    A huge part in Ben Arfa signing permanently is us, the fans, how many other clubs would send an injured loaned player thousands of get well soon messages?

    Newcastle is filled with fans that love football so much its 2nd only to their family, some 1st over everything lol. Thats what sets us apart. One club city filled with some of the most passionate fans in the world. Its a goldfish bowl yeah, but if youre as good as ben arfa, youll get nothing but love and praise

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  • Transfernews

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Heard this on the Grapevine – Newcastle have offered Jeremie Aliadiere a trial!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Magpietillidie22- you hit the nail on the head there brother.

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Just heard a rumour at work that Stephen Ireland will be joining us on loan at some point tomorrow.

    My mate at work is a Villa fan and he has been told from a “source” it will be announced tomorrow.

    Don’t know whether to believe or not but he found out about Bent handing in a transfer request before BBC/Sky put it on their sites/news channel and also knew Villa would sign him as this source told him which Hotel he was staying at in birmingham.

    Don’t know how I feel about him though, I reckon he will do well for us if he does come but I think Pardew should play him just off Carrol (IMO)

    Don’t shoot the messenger mind, just thought I’d give you all a little heads up 😀

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Looking forward to HBA getting back in the shirt, hopefully we’ll beable to push on and secure a top 10 finish and what I’d like to think would be 6th/7th

    HWTL

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  • daneevz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #11

    …..Harper…….
    Simpson..STaylor.Colo..Bull
    ……………..Tiote……………….
    Barton BenArfa
    Nolan
    Carroll
    Bench:Krul,Williamson,Rtaylor,Tarrabt,Ameobi,Ranger

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  • daneevz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #12

    just heard the two coming in are Seb Larrson (re opened talks as bently joined brum) and ireland on loan. thats the two till the summer.

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #13

    We loaning Larrson danneevz?

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Hope we do sign Ireland, could well be the final piece in the jigsaw. Also I’d be happy to have aliadiere here. Good hard working striker.

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #15

    daneevz]
    where did u hear that about seb larrson ???

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #16

    aliadiere
    a bigg no thanks he not good enough

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  • daneevz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #17

    no £2m buy for larrson

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #18

    aliadiere
    was crap at the smoggies

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Would be on the fence about alliadiere geordie-gerrard7!

    I reckon if we were to look at a striker we should probably offer Mateja Kezman a short term deal to see if he can cut it, think he would work well along side Carroll. Available on a free, surely wouldn’t command a massive wage packet!

    Ireland would be a good signing if we utilise his strengths!

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #20

    y would it be a 2mil buy for larson when we could of had him for 1 mill acepted the other week

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  • toonruz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #21

    daneevz
    thats rubish about larson

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  • daneevz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #22

    my source is a friend who works in the club shop. he not 100% reliable but did tell me ben arfa in and wearin 37 also tells me of sightings outside the ground etc

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  • daneevz

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #23

    is im aware a fee wasnt accepted seb turned dwn a move over wages but he’s allowed to speak to whom ever without a fee being accepted till maybe after terms agreed.

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  • nobby sol

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #24

    aliadere hmm one of the very few arsenal young players that never fulfilled his talent. Could be a late bloomer, highly doubt it, struggled with the smogs

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  • chambersl

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #25

    were only a couple of players from been a top 6 club imo…. need a right winger left winger and a quality stiker to partner carrol maybe mevlut erdinc from psg in the summer?

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Its all Bolocks!!!!

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  • Toon XI

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #27

    Wolves have completed the signing of Barnsley winger Adam Hammill for an undisclosed fee.

    Were we not interested in this player?

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  • Adssy Mccc

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #28

    STILL can’t believe we’ve got Benny Boy!

    what a class act!!

    🙂 🙂

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  • nobby sol

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #29

    toon XI thats a shame.
    we should just bite our toungue and give larsson the money he wants, rumour is its 20k, isnt xisco on 50k?

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  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #30

    It may be bollocks Angryman and we won’t know anything unless somethings announced. But it’s the transfer window so rumours will fly around and every now and again someone will get something right…

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  • nobby sol

    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #31

    does anyone know the latest from craigcoozy on transfer matters?

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  • chambersl

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #32

    nobby

    he has been off the past 2 days so hasnt had anything new to tell us its his first day back today so shouldnt be getting an update off him later

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  • Stuart

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Nobby sol, I might be wrong but I think we offered Larrson 20k but he refused, wanting 30k a week instead.

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  • nobby sol

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #34

    cheers chambersl

    stuart oh right cheers, I guess if money is that much of an issue for him to join NUFC, then he is not right for us. still most clear out xisco though

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  • Stuart

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #35

    To be honest, larsson must be an idiot, we were going to double his wages and he was going to play infront of the best supporters in the world, needs a head shake.

    I’d do it for nowt!

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  • chambersl

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #36

    people we should clear out is xisco,perch,smith roughtledge already seems to have gone but he was one of them and also guthrie sorry but he is class in the championship not good enough to be in prem poor prem player worst performer for us this year along with perch and im still unsure about best but willing to give him time ranger needs to be loaned out aswel as vuckic if he isnt going to get a game

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  • jwheelie12

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Give him Routledge’s number 10 shirt!

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  • liam85

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #38

    I just can’t wait to see Ben Arfa play again!!!!!! He’s such a good player!!

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  • cyprus

    Jan 20, 2011 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Edd Case u don’t know football. Jonas?? U nuts?

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  • balubas1

    Jan 20, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #40

    LOL. Edd Case want’s Jonas out. “there is better”. Where is the better players that we can AFFORD ???? We should be loyal to a player like Jonas. Really sheds blood for this club.

    Hatem Ben Arfa: WELCOME BACK! Many here like me think that we have a decent 1st team, but imagine when we get Ben Arfa in that mix aswell. I will never forgive De Jong that pig! Dirty scum PIG!

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