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Hatem Ben Arfa

27-Year-Old Midfielder     Hull City  Premier


France

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Coach's Decision    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  March 7, 1987    Birthplace:  Clamart, France
Nationality:  France    Height:  5' 11"    

December 19, 2014    Hatem Ben Arfa News

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Ben Arfa has been informed he has played his last match for Hull City, reports BBC Sport.

Ben Arfa has also been informed he will not be welcomed back to his parent club, Newcastle. His future status in the Premier League is up in the air after what looked to be a promising move to Hull City to get some more playing time.

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Hatem Ben Arfa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

December 17, 2014

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Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said that Ben Arfa will not return to Newcastle when his loan at Hull City is completed, according to the Daily Mail.

Pardew does not want the midfielder to disrupt the team spirit, which throws Ben Arfa's future into question. Ben Arfa's contract with Newcastle expires at the end of the season, and may be forced to train alone if he is unable to secure a loan agreement for the second half of the season.

November 10, 2014

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Ben Arfa was left out of Hull City's Starting XI during Saturday's 1-0 loss to Burnely. He made an appearance as a substitute in the 59th minute but was unable to attempt a shot in his 31 minutes of playing time.

Ben Arfa had been in the Starting XI the previous three matches, giving hope to his fantasy chances. However, disappointing performances in those matches saw just one shot attempt and four chances created as the likely cause for his return to a reserve role. Until he can prove himself on the pitch, he should remain off your fantasy radar.

November 2, 2014

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Ben Arfa was in Hull City's Starting XI for a second consecutive match Saturday against Southampton. He was responsible for the Tigers' only attempt on target during the 0-1 defeat.

Ben Arfa was limited to a reserve role to start the season as he needed to gain match fitness. He has now been in the Starting XI for the past three matches, but has been limited to just one shot attempt. He will have a good match up in the club's next fixture against Burnley, but he will need to show more on the attack if he can be relied upon as a fantasy option.

October 19, 2014

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Ben Arfa made his first appearance in Hull City's Starting XI during Saturday's 2-2 draw with Arsenal. He had a quiet day, assisting on one shot while not attempting any of his own during his 90 minutes on the pitch.

Ben Arfa has never been shy to rack up the shot attempts, so it was disappointing to see he had zero in his first start of the season. It was promising to see him play a full 90 minutes, but until he gets more chances to score his fantasy value will remain low.

September 28, 2014

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Ben Arfa came on in the 73rd minute as a substitute Saturday against Manchester City. He attempted a shot but it was off target during the Tigers 4-2 loss.

Ben Arfa continues to be used as a substitute as he looks to gain match fitness. If his playing time increases, he could be an interesting fantasy option. Until then, he does not provide much fantasy value.

September 26, 2014

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Ben Arfa will be eligible to play against Manchester City on Saturday after having to sit out Hull City's previous match against his parent club, Newcastle United, reports Sky Sports. Tigers' manager, Steve Bruce, is expected to continue to ease Ben Arfa into the lineup as he continues to gain match fitness.

Ben Arfa played the full 90 minutes during Hull City's FA Cup match against West Brom earlier in the week, but has played just 11 minutes of league play this season. His fantasy value will remain low until he earns more time on the pitch.

September 19, 2014

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Ben Arfa is ineligible to play Saturday against Newcastle United, reports Sky Sports. He is on loan from the Magpies and will not be able to be selected to take on his parent club.

Ben Arfa will be eligible to return for Hull City's next match against Manchester City on September 27. The move from Newcastle United to Hull City should provide Ben Arfa with more opportunity for playing time, although his fantasy value still remains limited until he can prove he can convert shot attempts into goals at an improved rate.