I’m just going to come out with it, time to sell Ben Arfa.

There we go, wasn’t too hard was it? Didn’t come as that big of a shock did it? Any audible gasps?

On his day, he can be brilliant, sadly, his days are scarce and far between.

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sell ben arfaTo top it off, against Arsenal and now West Brom, he has been brought on to change a game and ended up costing us points. A draw in both fixtures would have been seen as a great piece of momentum building maintenance.

If we can get £15m for Hatem, then sell him (to a club abroad) and wish him all the best, then get two or three players in on the funds. We simply can’t afford such a luxury, if that’s what he is.

While I’m in rant mode, if anyone can tell me why we should keep Debuchy after that disgusting tackle at the Hawthawns, (see Liverpool at home last season as well) then I’d like to hear it.

Yes, he’s had a good month or so (so has the whole side) but to dive in and gift the opposition three points (and miss three games) is quite frankly unforgivable. ‘Oh but he has a song’ and ‘The fans like him’ I hear you protest. Tough, it cuts no ice I’m afraid.

It also make a sham of the sale of James Perch.

However, maybe we can now get Santon on the right and Haidara in at left-back.