Newcastle boss Pardew explains Ben Arfa subs role
Ben Arfa started defeat to Arsenal on the bench.
"But I have no worries about him. I think Hatem's in great shape.
"Hatem is an exciting player, but at the moment he is fighting two very good players for a place in the team."
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