Ben Arfa did his part yesterday by scoring a penalty after 18 minutes, after he was fouled by Jose Bosingwa, as the Frenchmen showed his speed and skills in the penalty box.
Ben Arfa fires home his penalty at 100 mph yesterday
Make no mistake about it – this was a massive win for the Tyneside football club – and although it got messy in the second half, the lads still stood up to everything QPR could throw at the lads.
Ben Arfa after the game was seen going over to the Newcastle fans, who of course just love the guy, and the 25 year-old Frenchman seems to be so loyal to Newcastle.
He’s also a fabulous player.
This is what the Frenchman said on the official site after the game – and he seems to be looking forward to next season:
“Next year we start another season and I think we’re going to be very, very high in the table.” “I think we’re going to do a big pre-season and I hope we start well.”
“If we start well, I think it can be a very good season like last year.” “It was not stressful today, but I wanted to show to the squad that I have confidence.”
There are several big clubs said to be interested in Ben Arfa, including Liverpool, and Arsenal, but the above doesn’t sound like a player who is thinking of leaving Newcastle in the summer.
If we can keep out top players in the summer, and keep them fit next season, there;ls no reason why we cannot be challenging for the top six again – no reason at all.
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