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Alan Pardew Makes Ben Arfa and Marveaux Train With Kids

7 years ago

Alan Pardew has taken the step of humiliating Ben Arfa and Marveaux by making them train with the kids, in an effort to force them out of St.James’ Park.

[intlink id=”44681″ type=”post”]United have a whole host of players they are desperate to get rid of[/intlink] and Sylvain Marveaux and Hatem Ben Arfa apparently top this list, with the Shields Gazette reporting that the Newcastle manager has frozen the pair of them out.

Newcastle United released a set of photos on Monday from the first day of pre season training for the first team.

While the likes of new signings Siem De Jong, Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback featured prominently in the released images, others such as Hatem Ben Arfa and Sylvain Marveaux were notable by their absence – now we know why.

Mike Ashley will be desperate to offload Ben Arfa with him only having one year left on his contract and the risk of no transfer fee if he stays any longer, while Marveaux will be seen as another total liability with Pardew refusing to play him and the winger still having two  years left on his contract.

Ironically, the Chronicle were reporting only this morning that Marveaux had come back to pre season training super fit and was presenting himself as an option for Pardew…

While yesterday the Northern Echo were telling us that Pardew was prepared to bury the hatchet with Hatem…only we didn’t realise that they meant in the back of his head!

With United so thin on the ground and so little player investment so far, there must be major worries as to exactly what sort of team will take the pitch in just over five weeks time against Champions Manchester City.


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