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Newcastle boss Pardew: Ben Arfa failing to meet our standards

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has broken his silence over Hatem Ben Arfa's situation. The playmaker has been axed and is training with the reserves at Benton.

"It's a simple situation," Pardew told BBC Newcastle.

"We have a professionalism and a level of commitment to our work that he needs to fall into and until he falls into that he won't be part of the first team. He isn't at the moment and he's injured today, ironically, but he's still part of the club."

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