It is looking more and more likely that Alan Pardew will have Ben Arfa playing for Newcastle United, before the end of the season.
Ben Arfa – could return at Liverpool 3 weeks come Sunday
And if you believe reports in the local Newcastle press today, it seems that Pardew is looking at the game at Anfield, on May Day – the 1st May.
That Sunday game will be televised live around the world, and it’s a great chance for Newcastle to get the league double over Liverpool in their first season back in the big time.
Ben Arfa has returned to Newcastle this week, and is in training with the lads, but he is not with the squad during their training where contact occurs – not yet anyway.
And there was more good news today that Jose Enrique should have recovered from his long-standing hamstring injury, and should be fit to return after missing Newcastle’s 4-1 trouncing of Wolves last Saturday.
It will be terrific if Ben Arfa can return at Liverpool, because then there are four game left, including the Anfield game.
There’s a couple of goals Ben Arfa could score for Newcastle, before the end of the season, right there. 😀
It will be fantastic to welcome Ben Arfa back to St. James’ Park too, after his very difficult time recovering from the double leg break.