Newcastle boss Pardew admits Ben Arfa needs careful management

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he approaches managing Hatem Ben Arfa differently to his teammates. Ben Arfa has begun the season in outstanding form.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he approaches managing Hatem Ben Arfa differently to his teammates.

Ben Arfa has begun the season in outstanding form.

And Pardew said: "You have to manage every player slightly differently and the experience of having worked with people like Carlos Tevez [at West Ham] helps me with Hatem," Pardew said. "I'm not sure I'd have coped with him quite so well when I first came into management. But I don't think there are many players like Hatem. When things are going against us he can get us out of trouble."

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