Pardew knows he has to man manage Ben Arfa with the flair player often clashing with previous bosses like Laurent Blanc and Didier Deschamps.
Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: "The only point I would make is that he can reach great heights.
"That's what we need from him on a consistent basis.
"That's something we're going to have to work towards to get out of him.
"I have to show faith in him, and I also have to make sure he does what's right for the team.
"That's all I want to say."
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