There are reports coming out of Italy that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger see Newcastle’s Ben Arfa as the perfect replacement should Theo Walcott leave the London club next summer, as expected, when his contract runs out.
Ben Arfa in action against West Brom yesterday
The report is in calciomercato.com, and Walcott has failed to agree a new contract with the Gunners, which has obviously some reports on who might replace him at Arsenal.
And since Hatem Ben Arfa is French, and he is also playing very well for Newcastle, it was always a good bet that somebody would link Ben Arfa with a big club like Arsenal.
Hatem Ben Arfa has become a transformed player at Newcastle, and not only does he possess amazing skill and has scored some wonderful goals for Newcastle in the two years he’s been on Tyneside, but he is also willing to work his socks off for the Tyneside team.
And it was the Frenchman’s run in the third minute of added time yesterday, that set up the winning goal that Papiss Cisse scored, when the ball cannoned of his back into the goal, following a Sammy Ameobi shot on goal.
So it’s not too surprising to us that Ben Arfa will be linked with other clubs, but there is a real bond Ben Arfa has formed with the fanatical fans on Tyneside, and he will think twice about moving, even if the story is true.
The 25 year-old Frenchman has recently said this is the best time of his career, and he should note that not many players who leave Newcastle do well elsewhere, and that’s been true recently of Andy Carroll, Jose Enrique and Danny Guthrie to name just three.
We don’t think Ben Arfa will be leaving Newcastle United anytime soon.
What do you think?
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