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Entries Tagged as 'Hatem Ben Arfa'

Hatem Ben Arfa – His Challenges And His Future

January 4th, 2017 · 156 Comments

It appears that Hatem Ben Arfa’s career is once again stalled a little bit with PSG making him available on loan for the rest of the season. After Ben Arfa left Newcastle and when he was finally allowed to play for Nice last season under current Southampton manager Claude Puel,  he had a great season and  […]

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Other News

Hatem Ben Arfa Wants A Return To Newcastle

December 23rd, 2016 · 16 Comments

Newcastle United midfielder Mo Diame has revealed he talked to Hatem Ben Arfa before he agreed to sign on at Newcastle in the summer and Ben Arfa told him to join his former club. Mo has been interviewed in the Chronicle and he admits he is still very close to Hatem after they played together for […]

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Tags: Coaching · Hatem Ben Arfa · Mohamed Diame · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours

It Was A Nightmare – I Was A Prisoner – I’m Back From Hell

November 10th, 2015 · 43 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa has shown a lot of character this season at Nice in being able to get back to his very best form after he had a poor season last season in the Premier League. The 28 year-old was excluded from training with the Newcastle first team at the start of last season and […]

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Tags: Contracts · Hatem Ben Arfa · Newcastle News · Premier League

Newcastle Could Suffer Shock Departure

October 21st, 2015 · 123 Comments

Newcastle signed Florian Thauvin from Marseille over the summer for around £12M – and it was a surprising signing and  essentially in part exchange for Remy Cabella – who is currently on loan at Marseille. But it was seen by many fans as a strange signing since Cabella and Thauvin were of the same build and […]

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Tags: Coaching · Florian Thauvin · Hatem Ben Arfa · Loan Moves · Newcastle News · Premier League · Remy Cabella · Transfer News and Rumours

The Truth – Ben Arfa´s Story Is A Sad One

September 28th, 2015 · 75 Comments

Hatem Ben Arfa is in the news at the moment because of the two great goals he scored for Nice against St. Etienne yesterday, a game in which Nice went on to win 4-1. It was an excellent away win for them against second-placed St. Etienne and they are now in 8th position in tthe French […]

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French International To Play In French League

May 28th, 2015 · 13 Comments

Former Newcastle winger and French International Hatem Ben Arfa will play for Nice next season, and that has been confirmed by Nice President Jean-Pierre Riviere in a press conference while introducing their new manager Claude Puel. Hatem Ben Arfa – while at Newcastle

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Tags: Hatem Ben Arfa · Injuries · Newcastle News · Premier League