Ben Arfa Could Make Fulham
As we wait to see the extent of injuries from the Wigan victory, with Davide Santon, Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote all leaving the pitch to varying degrees of concern, there is at least some good news on the injury list front.
Speaking to the Chronicle, Alan Pardew was asked about how Hatem Ben Arfa was coming along;
“Hatem won’t have a chance for Bordeaux unfortunately but I do think he’ll have a chance for Fulham”.
I’m not quite sure about the comment regarding Bordeaux….as surely that is the very least of our worries with qualification already assured and surely a very young/experienced side is going to take the pitch in France. Finishing first or second in the group hardly at the top of our worry list.
With Hatem Ben Arfa getting injured in the Europa League match against Maritimo it would be very strange if the manager involved arguably our most valuable player in a more or less meaningless dead rubber, however this is a very strange season so who knows what would have been the case if Hatem had been available.
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