Newcastle ace Ben Arfa: I want fans to rate me alongside Tino, Ginola

Hatem Ben Arfa has declared he wants to be a Newcastle United legend. Ben Arfa has kicked off the season in irresistible form.

Hatem Ben Arfa has declared he wants to be a Newcastle United legend.

Ben Arfa has kicked off the season in irresistible form.

"I want to be like Ginola and Asprilla and entertain every week. We hope we can fill the stadium out and do something similar," he told the Evening Chronicle.

"There is such a big culture here and we want to continue it.

"There is respect from our fans for players of the past and now we want to be remembered in the same way by entertaining the fans.

"In Newcastle, there is such respect for the players. I was surprised at how much though.

"I'm a player now but when I'm finished, I hope it will be the same."

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