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Cabaye says Newcastle will miss Ben Arfa

PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye has defended former Newcastle United teammate Hatem Ben Arfa.

Ben Arfa is expected to be sold this summer after falling out with manager Alan Pardew.

Cabaye told Foot Mercato: "I have not talked to him (about a departure). This is a situation that he must manage on his side. For me, he remains an extraordinary player with enormous quality.

"It is true that it was harder for him late in the season. He is going to bounce back and find more opportunities with another team. For me, this is one of the players I've played with who has the highest quality."

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