There’s been a number of articles written about what the future holds for Newcastle winger Hatem Ben Arfa this summer, and after thinking about this for the last couple of days, we really hope Ben Arfa stays for the last year of his contract on Tyneside.
Ben Arfa – we want to see more of this next season from this player
Whether that means he will then leave for nothing next summer as a free agent we don’t particularly care at the moment, but Ben Arfa can be such a great player and a match winner – why would we let him go this summer?
And with Newcastle so short of creativity skills in the squad, he’s just the player we need at the club for next season.
We know there was a falling out between the player and manager Alan Pardew in the second half of last season, but one measure of a manager is how much he can get out of his players.
So Alan Pardew could patch things up with the French winger and tell him he will be given every opportunity this coming season for the first team.
And as far as Ben Arfa himself is concerned, he should vow to do his best for the side, and follow the manager’s directions during games and work hard, and he knows the vast majority of Newcastle fans still love him and want him to stay at the club.
So while Managing Director Lee Charnley and the other officials are trying to bring good news players into the club, we hope to hear the news that the 27 year-old mercurial winger will be staying for next season at Newcastle.
And while we are on about some of our existing players, we’d also like to see Sylvain Marveaux stay at the club, and maybe even Jonas Gutierrez – depending on the new players we get into the club before September rolls around.
What do you think about this?
Written while on vacation in England.