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Williamson impressed by Ben Arfa on Newcastle debut

Mike Williamson says Hatem Ben Arfa showed enough in his Newcastle United debut to suggest he will have a major impact this season.

Williamson was encouraged by the form of Ben Arfa on his Newcastle debut with a bright cameo in the defeat to Blackpool, and the former Watford defender feels the squad has improved since the end of last season.

He said: "Hatem is a hell of a player. He has great feet, a great strike and great vision. He is going to make a big impact on the team; the things you saw on the pitch, he's done all week in training."

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