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Newcastle boss Hughton: No doubting Ben Arfa ability

Hatem Ben Arfa made his Newcastle United debut against Blackpool on Saturday and manager Chris Hughton believes there is much more to come from the Frenchman.

The winger arrived last month from Marseille.

Hughton remarked: "There's no doubt he has ability - we knew that before he came and I'm quite sure we'll be seeing a lot more of him.

"The most important thing was that we had a squad good enough to cope with the rigours of this division over the length of this season. That's the reason why we brought lads like him in.

"He's feeling his way in. The language can be a little bit of a problem, and getting used to the tempo of the Premier League. These are all factors."

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