Hatem Ben Arfa is likely to be fit for the game at home on Saturday against Crystal Palace, and if we are climb the league table it’s a game we should be winning, but that was also true for our game at bottom of the league Fulham last Saturday afternoon, when we were pretty dismal and gave the Cottagers their first win in ten games. 🙁
Ben Arfa – we want to see more of this from the Frenchman
Ben Arfa’s been struggling with a groin problem since the disastrous 4-0 home defeat by Tottenham, when manager Alan Pardew called out both Ben Arfa and Sylvain Marveaux after the game for their lack of effort.
The French International is expected to return to full training this week, and this lad is still a match winner, and maybe just the player we need to open up the Crystal Palace defense on Saturday.
We have to hope that Ben Arfa comes through training this week with no ill effects, and while we don’t expect him to start the game, he could be a major player for us in the second half, especially if we are again powder puff in front of goal.
It would be a great time for Ben Arfa to show he can still get the job done at Newcastle, while top stars Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy are sidelined by injury.
Ben Arfa has played 25 times this season with 3 goals and 7 assists, and we really hope he can to those stats on Saturday – maybe even with a goal.
Newcastle need a win on Saturday.
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