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Hatem Ben Arfa

27-Year-Old Midfielder     Newcastle United  Premier


France

Birthdate:  March 7, 1987    Birthplace:  Clamart, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  5' 11"    

April 19, 2014    Hatem Ben Arfa News

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Ben Arfa (hip) was unable to pass fit ahead of Saturday's match against Swansea City.

Ben Arfa's next shot to play comes a week from Monday against Arsenal, although he's been such a poor performer this season, and has fallen out of favor with manager Alan Pardew, that he should probably be avoided in most standard fantasy leagues.

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April 17, 2014

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Ben Arfa could miss Saturday's match against Swansea City after picking up a knock last weekend against Stoke City, Chronicle Live reports.

Ben Arfa has three goals and three assists in 27 appearances this season, and has been battling with manager Alan Pardew of late. He has yet to score in 2014 and could very well be on the move this summer.

March 23, 2014

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Ben Arfa came on in the 59th minute and got the assist in Newcastle's 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Ben Arfa saw his first action since mid-February and got involved right away. The French midfielder has three goals and three assists on the season and should be a decent mid-priced fantasy option down the stretch.

March 20, 2014

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Ben Arfa (groin) has participated in full training this week and will return against Crystal Palace on Saturday, the Hartlepool Mail reports.

Ben Arfa hasn't played since mid-Feburary, but is looking sharp according to manager Alan Pardew. The French midfielder should be a huge boost for Newcastle, and this weekend's clash with Crystal Palace presents a good matchup for fantasy.

March 15, 2014

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Ben Arfa (groin) is targeting a return to face Crystal Palace on March 22, the Shields Gazette reports.

Ben Arfa had a personal matter to attend to, which forced him to miss a week of training. He'll use the upcoming week to get back to full health before returning against Palace. He has already missed a month, so he'll likely have some rust when he does officially return to the pitch.

February 27, 2014

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Ben Arfa (knock) will not play in Newcastle's Premier League match against Hull City on Saturday, the Hartlepool Mail reports.

Ben Arfa has struggled to fill the void left by Yohan Cabaye after he was sold to Paris Saint-Germain, and the Baggies continue to look for a reliable scoring threat to pair with Loic Remy.

December 21, 2013

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Ben Arfa came on for Yohan Cabaye in the 79th minute and scored from the spot in the 86th minute of Newcastle's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Ben Arfa's goal was his third this season, with his previous ones coming on September 14 against Aston Villa and August 31 against Fulham. He isn't a fixture in Newcastle's starting XI, which severely limits his fantasy value.

December 5, 2013

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Ben Arfa missed Wednesday's match against Swansea with an illness but trained Thursday ahead of this weekend's clash with Manchester United, the Daily Star reports.

Ben Arfa has fallen out of favor recently, playing less than 10 minutes in the last four Premier League games combined. However, he seems ready to be recalled in a critical match for Newcastle this weekend.