Newcastle boss Pardew excited by Ben Arfa form

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is delighted with what he's seen from Hatem Ben Arfa.

Pardew says the former Marseille midfielder has added a maturity and discipline to his game.

He said: “That goal against Everton was one of the ­reasons I signed him even though he had suffered a broken leg shortly after.

“I knew it was special. When you have a player who can produce stuff like that, there’s going to be more to come.

“I’ve only ever worked with three or four players, as a manager, with that kind of ability, so I was keen to work with him.”

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