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Benzema: Newcastle's Ben Arfa could've been Barcelona star

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema feels for Hatem Ben Arfa over his problems at Newcastle United.

The pair played together as younger players in France.

"Hatem, if he had followed the path that was promised to him, today he would play in Barcelona with Messi," said Benzema.

"But he's had other problems. He must work on his head about not allowing things to distract him."

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