Hatem Ben Arfa; “I recognize that for a very long time, modesty was not really my thing. I thought my talent would suffice to impose myself and to achieve everything. As people kept telling me since I was little that I was the best, I believed it.”
This time, we have beaten Wenger! Before, it was him who took all the good ones, but he no longer has the monopoly. Here they will be kings. And, unlike the English players, we will not see them in pubs. They’ll spend more time going after the “chicks” than drinking down pints!
When Alan Pardew replaced Moussa Sissoko with Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa in the 92nd minute, St.James’ Park rose as one man to sing a song which will soon become a fashionable mantra in English stadiums: “You’ll never get past Sissoko, he is magic do you know?”.
Ben Arfa “(At Newcastle) I believe that I have found the serenity (the peace of mind) that will allow me, as soon as I have regained all my physical ability, to go forward. But to go how far, I don’t know…” – plus quality video footage of his cracking last goal for France.
“It’s true I often look at it (injured leg), I lost so much on the left I feared it would never come back. I worked and worked but it wasn’t improving. It was worrying me but now I’m at 90% of my left leg. Soon I’ll stop looking!”