Ben Arfa hit another wonder goal in victory over Bolton Wanderers.
"I don't give him too much information offensively. Somebody like Hatem, you have got to let them have their world - it's his world when he has the ball," said Pardew.
"My world is when he hasn't got it, and that's really where I have focused on him and given him the freedom to go and express himself.
"It was a fantastic goal, absolutely fantastic."