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Hatem Ben Arfa

29-Year-Old Midfielder     Nice  Ligue 1


France

Birthdate:  March 7, 1987    Birthplace:  Clamart, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  150 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year contract with Nice in January of 2015.

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Ben Arfa enjoyed a stellar season for Nice, finishing with 17 goals and six assists while making 33 league starts.

The 29-year-old languished in five seasons in England, never scoring more than five times in any one campaign, but he thrived in his return to France and ascended to sixth in the race for the Golden Boot. Ben Arfa's contract is up at the end of June and has drawn the ire of some major clubs from around Europe, making it increasingly unlikely that he suits up for Nice again next season.

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January 5, 2015

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Ben Arfa officially signed with Nice on Monday. ESPN FC reports the deal is an 18-month contract.

Ben Arfa was released from his Newcastle contract last week after his loan to Hull City ended prematurely. He now returns to Ligue 1 four-and-a-half years after leaving Marseille for the Prem, and he is surely expected to get more playing time back in France that he was getting in England.

January 4, 2015

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Ben Arfa and Newcastle have agreed to end his contract, paving the way for him to join Ligue 1 side Nice, the BBC reports.

Ben Arfa will undergo a medical Monday to finalize his deal. Newcastle loaned him to Hull City for the first part of this season, but he failed to get much playing time and they canceled his loan deal before it even expired. Now heading to Ligue 1, his days in the Premier League are likely over for good.

December 19, 2014

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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.

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.