There’s more news on what’s happening with Ben Arfa this morning, after the late breaking news last night in the French media that the the winger may take legal action to get out of his Newcastle contract this summer.
Ben Arfa – in action against Crystal Palace
And it seems that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has left the French International out of the squad for tonight’s important game at the Emirates.
This is what Ben Arfa has said on his Instagram page:
“The manager didn’t pick me in the group to go to London for the game against Arsenal,” “It is not a problem. I hope my team-mates will win at the Emirates Stadium to make our fans happy.”
Those comments have since been deleted by the Frenchman – so it seems he has thought better of it.
There was also news in the Sunday People yesterday that Ben Arfa has definitely played his last game for the club, and that he would leave in the summer, after correspondent Alan Oliver reported that Ben Arfa had actually been banned from Newcastle last week.
But he was back in France at Clairfontaine getting treatment on his dead leg – a thigh injury – but he returned to Newcastle last week – but hasn’t made the squad for tonight’s game.
There seems to be some stuff going on between the manager and the player – and that’s really the last thing we want to see with our terrible league results at the moment.
However the words above from Ben Arfa were quite positive.
We need something out of this game tonight!
What do you think?