News today that Arsenal want to revive Ben Arfa’s career in London, and that they will go up against Inter Milan and potentially Marseilles this summer for the mercurial winger, who seems to have come to the end of his career at Newcastle United.
Ben Arfa – in action at Southampton
If Alan Pardew stays on Tyneside this summer, we can see Ben Arfa wanting out, and we’re convinced he will go to a Champions League side, simply because the player is a match winner, and could be better utilized in a winning side – like Arsenal.
The French International is not well equipped to help out a struggling side, and that’s been seen at Newcastle since Christmas, where the player has seen Alan Pardew unhappy with his work rate.
The opposite is true if he plays for a good side, because he is out there potentially winning games for the club – as he was doing at Newcastle two years ago, when we eventually finished 5th top of the Premier league.
He scored two of the best individual goals ever seen at St. James Park against Blackburn in the FA Cup and then against Bolton in the league in early 2012.
One of the complaints against Alan Pardew is that he’s been unable to get the best out of the player, and if Alan keeps his job, we’re pretty sure that Ben Arfa will want out, with just one year left on his contract at Newcastle.,
The French press has reported that Arsene Wenger could make a move for Ben Arfa this summer, and a week or so ago one of his former clubs, Marseilles, were also said to be interested in getting the player.
The odds are that Ben Arfa will join a big club this summer.
What do you think?