Both Hatem Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling will be coming back to training at Newcastle before the rest of their team mates report back on Monday, July 4th.
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That’s so that both players can get themselves fighting fit for the upcoming very important season.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Gosling will start pre-season training in a few weeks time in the USA, with one of the world’s top fitness experts, and then link up with the Newcastle squad when they arrive for their tour of the states in July.
Maybe that will be the same facility that Wayne Rooney went to last November – which was a state-of-the-art fitness center in Portland, Oregon.
Newcastle assistant manager John Carver thinks both players will be back fit and as good as ever come August, as he said today:
“Both Dan and Hatem will be back and up to scratch for the new season.”
“Dan is going to the US first to have a family holiday, then he’ll do some warm weather training before joining us for the games in the States.”
“It’s the same for Hatem. Last season we knew there was no point in risking anybody once we were safe.” “Dan and Hatem looked really good in training.”
It’s good news that both lads looked really good in training and we just have to hope that both of them will make 100% recoveries from their injuries.
Newcastle have been praised to high heaven in France, for the way in which they have handled one of France’s brightest young stars, Ben Arfa, since the 24 year-old broke his left leg last October.
Ben Arfa made 4 brief appearances for Newcatsle last season and Dan Gosling made just one, so they will be like two new players to Newcastle next season, and if they are as good as they were – they’ll both be fighting hard for starting places at Newcastle.
Both players are not out of the woods yet, and they will need to be handled very carefully in pre-season so they don’t have any unwanted relapses.
But Alan Pardew has shown that he is very willing to let the players fully heal and be absolutely ready, before he will play them again – and that is a very wise approach.
Carver continued about the brilliant Frenchman, who has already captured hearts and minds on Tyneside:
“Our excellent medical team have made sure he is well looked after.” “Hatem has been working hard at Clairefontaine over in France.”
“And again, he’ll be ready for the new season.”
It will be great to welcome back these two new players in the summer, and we really hope both Ben Arfa and Dan Gosling can really shine for the Magpies next season.
Howay The Lads!!