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Marveaux: Ben Arfa convinced me about Newcastle

Sylvain Marveaux admits Hatem Ben Arfa convinced him about moving to Newcastle United.

He has since been joined by Yohan Cabaye, and his ringing endorsement played a part in Marveaux's decision.

"I wanted a change of league and a change of scenery. England was my first choice and I discussed Newcastle with Hatem Ben Arfa at Clairefontaine," the winger said.

"He said that, during the little time he had played there before he was injured, he appreciated the passion of the fans and he was very happy."

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