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Hatem Ben Arfa

27-Year-Old Midfielder     Hull City  Premier


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

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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.

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

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.

September 15, 2014

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Ben Arfa came on in the 79th minute of Hull City's 2-2 draw against West Ham United on Monday to make his Tigers debut.

Ben Arfa did not attempt any shots or create any chances in his limited playing time but has a chance to see his role increase as he gets accustomed to his new club. Last season, Ben Arfa scored three goals on 46 shot attempts in 27 appearances for Newcastle United.

September 1, 2014

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Ben Arfa will spend the rest of the 2014/15 season on loan at Hull City.

Ben Arfa had completely fallen out of favor at Newcastle and it's possible he will not return after the rough spell. He can be a very effective player on the attack and he should fit in quite nicely in the Tigers' attack.

August 2, 2014

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Ben Arfa and Newcastle are at odds over the player's fitness and attitude, leaving him training with the reserves, the Chronicle Live reports.

Ben Arfa looks set to either leave Newcastle or spend a significant amount of time on the bench as he has clearly fallen out of favor with manager Alan Pardew. Ben Arfa was pegged by many as the best bet to fill the creative void left by Yohan Cabaye's departure last season, but the 27-year-old failed to even earn consistent playing time over the second half. Without the backing from his own club, it is hard to imagine a situation where Ben Arfa will be a relevant fantasy option.

April 19, 2014

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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.