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Many Happy Returns For Hatem Ben Arfa and The Fans?

9 years ago

Thursday represents Newcastle United’s hardest task so far in the Europa League and we’ll need every bit of quality we can muster to bring back a decent result to take into the second leg.

Happily, the signs are getting more positive with Hatem Ben Arfa and Alan Pardew updated us via the Shields Gazette with his current match fitness;

“I think he has got a chance, we wanted to put some work into him as he’s a little short.

Whether he gets twenty or thirty minutes towards the end of that Anzhi game I don’t know, that is probably the most he could get.

We will see how he shapes up and as he has worked all weekend, that will get him even closer”.

In a strange quirk, Thursday also happens to be the day that Hatem Ben Arfa turns twenty six and you can’t help your brain whirring into action.

Headlines on Friday, ‘Birthday boy snatches victory with late double, or indeed, ‘Many Happy Returns For Hatem Ben Arfa and The Fans’!!!


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