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.