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Ben Arfa The New Suarez?

9 years ago

In advance of Saturday’s match against Liverpool, Alan Pardew has made a curious choice as a role model for Hatem Ben Arfa to follow.

The manager has talked up that loveable Uruguayan;

“I’ve been talking to Hatem (Ben Arfa) about him trying to have the same impact Suarez has, there could be a highlights show on him every week.

He’s an outstanding talent and you just have to see how many chances he creates and all the other things he does in a game”.

Obviously there are many aspects to Suarez’s game that you wouldn’t want to see replicated at Newcastle and indeed Alan Pardew was asked about those aspects but bodyswerved those questions.

The central point he’s making is valid though and that is the more Ben Arfa can be involved in the match then the better it is for both player and the rest of us.

We have seen this season the French genius go looking for the ball more and pop up all over the pitch, such as attacking through the middle for the move that brought the winner against West Brom and also the opening day of the season when he won the decisive penalty against Spurs, coming in from the left.

Me? I’m just loving the fact that Newcastle have a player like Ben Arfa to watch every  week.

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