The Newcastle players had the day off yesterday, following their fantastic 4-1 win against Wolves on Saturday.
Ben Arfa – happy again after a tough six months out
But they return to training today, to get ready for their next big test, which will be a tough game against Aston Villa at Villa Park this Saturday.
And there will be one important player reporting back to training this morning at 10:00 am local time, at the Benton training headquarters – the great Hatem Ben Arfa.
It is six calendar months last Sunday since Ben Arfa broke his left leg in two places, following what looked like a rather wild tackle from Manchester City’s Nigel De Jong, for which he didn’t even receive a yellow card.
That was back on Sunday, October 3rd at Eastlands, and it has taken all this time for Ben Arfa to be fit enough to train once again with the first team, so today is a special day.
The French International has already shown what a terrific player he can become at Newcastle, and fans just love to see players wear the famous black and white stripes, who have the sublime skills like Ben Arfa possesses.
The 8 times capped French International (2 goals) has four appearances so far for Newcastle, with one superb goal, scored against Everton, which still lives in the memory.
Maybe the goal this season is to have Ben Arfa, who signed a permanent four and half year deal at the club in January, play a couple of games before the season ends, which is six weeks come Sunday, when Newcastle are at home to WBA.
It’s great for the fans to be able to welcome Ben Arfa back to Newcastle, and to compliment the 24 year-old on the courage and upbeat spirit he has shown since the terrible injury six months ago.