Hatem Ben Arfa has been dumped from Newcastle Unitedâ€™s first team squad.
The Sunday Mirror says Ben Arfa has been denied a squad number for the new season, according to reports in France.
It is claimed Ben Arfa â€“ a Â£5million signing from Marseille in January 2011 â€“ wonâ€™t be given a number, having previously worn ten.
Neither Ben Arfa, 27, nor countryman and fellow outcast Sylvain Marveaux, 28, figured in Newcastle reservesâ€™ 2-0 defeat at Gateshead on Friday.
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