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Ginola full of praise for Newcastle's Frenchman Cabaye, Ben Arfa

Former Newcastle United star David Ginola has lauded the influence of fellow Frenchman Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa.

The pair have been instrumental in pushing the Magpies up to fifth on the Premier League table this season and their performances have not gone unnoticed by the former Toon winger.

"Players like Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa were already well-known stars in France. It's no surprise that they are helping Newcastle push forward towards Europe," he said.

"Cabaye won the double last season with Lille and is a born winner.

"Hatem is an amazingly talented player from France who we all knew about. He is a player that can produce magic when nobody expects it.

"Fingers crossed, he will be on the plane with Les Bleus for Euro 2012."

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