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Newcastle star Ben Arfa: I want to be new Beardo!

Hatem Ben Arfa sees his future at Newcastle United.

The midfielder admits he wants to become a Geordies legend.

Ben Arfa told the Evening Chronicle: "When I first came here, we were training and Peter Beardsley joined in.

"I said to him 'You are a very good player'.

"Then a few people told me about him.

"I went home and typed his name into You Tube and I was amazed at how good he was - he was amazing.

"Maybe I shouldn't be surprised that he is still amazing at 51!

"He's a big player and I would like to be like him."

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