News in the Sunday Mirror today that Newcastle were shocked when French International Hatem Ben Arfa attended his court hearing to do with an alleged speeding offense – and he was clearly overweight and looked bloated and unfit.
Hatem Ben Arfa – returned for court hearing overweight
And since his hamstring injury will keep him out for the rest of the season, the Magpies have made it clear to the Frenchman that he must return for pre-season training in much better shape.
And it seems that Newcastle will now monitor both his weight and fitness in the close season.
Ben Arfa is currently in France having treatment on his hamstring, but he will need to report in periodically so the Magpies can ensure his weight and fitness are under control.
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