After a lengthy time in recovering a double break on his leg then a ankle injury from a recent friendly...ben arfa is now pysically and mentally raring to go...He played his first premier league game in sat and came on as a substitute by replacing the goal scoring dembe ba ba...well what a beautiful 20 mins he played..the impact was amazing and the fans surely loved to see him back...mashallah good luck for the upcoming games.
Latest news on Hatem ben arfa is that his had a recent injury on his ankle due to a reckless against kansas city pre season friendly...we all just hope he gets better...man its not fair on him..He needs some great good luck inshallah..xx
A smiling Hatem Ben Arfa reported back to Benton on Wednesday morning to prepare for the new season, and he insisted that he is now "100 per cent fit" following the double-leg break which has kept him out of action since October. The French flyer has not played since undergoing surgery on a fractured tibia and fibula of his left leg following the injury suffered against Manchester City in only his fourth game for the club. But the 24-year-old, who scored a long-range screamer on his full debut at Everton, resumed light training towards the end of last season and has returned for pre-season training with the rest of his team-mates. He underwent the same tests and exercises as his colleagues at the club's North Tyneside base and afterwards spoke exclusively to nufc.co.uk. "It was a very serious injury, of course, and took a long time to recover from - but I'm 100 per cent fit now," he said. "A lot of my recovery was done at Clairefontaine, the French football centre, where I was under the control of the doctor who did the operation back in October. "I also came back to Newcastle for various updates with the club's medical staff here, then back to Clairefontaine to continue the recovery. And I managed to get a couple of breaks in as well, because you need that to keep the morale going. "And now I'm no longer under the doctor, so all the hard work has paid off." Ben Arfa could now make his first appearance in nine months when The Magpies take on Darlington in their opening pre-season friendly on July 15. And he admitted that he is determined to make up for lost time in the upcoming campaign. "It was a very, very difficult few months and I'm really happy that now it's all over and I can get cracking," he said. "I'm really eager to get back." This summer, Ben Arfa has been joined by compatriots Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux and Mehdi Abeid, as well as French-speaking Demba Ba - something which the eight-times capped Les Bleus international is happy about. And he even helped persuade midfielder Marveaux to come to Tyneside after ten years at Rennes as the pair chatted at Clairefontaine. "It's good for my morale that we've signed such good players from France, players that I know and that I've played against," he said. "It's going to be really good. "I spoke to Sylvain Marveaux before he came here and it was a very good conversation. I told him it was the right place for Sylvain to come and I'm very glad he took my advice."
Newcastle's French star Hatem Ben Arfa faces a legal stand-off with former club Olympique Lyon after they failed on Friday to reach an agreement on repayment of the balance of a fine handed down in 2007 for insulting a referee. Ben Arfa's lawyer said the midfielder and the club now faced an arbitration hearing for February 2012 as the respective parties try to resolve the wrangle which began when the player insulted a referee and earned a four-match suspension as a result. The 24-year-old's club fined him a month's wages - ¤100,000. However, Ben Arfa, who joined Newcastle last year having left Lyon for Marseille in 2008, protested the severity of the decision. Though he recouped 48,000 euros, has been pressing the French league authorities for a larger sum to be handed back. His lawyer is arguing that the fine should have been a maximum half a month's salary and he has also brought into question the issue of whether such fines are legal, suggesting they are not catered for under French labour laws. Source: Supersport
Fractured tibia and fibula during the match Manchester City-Newcastle United in early October 2010, Hatem Ben Arfa (pictured) has been undergoing rehabilitation at the Centre Technique National Fernand-Sastre at Clairefontaine.
The former Marseille midfielder attended training at the Blues late Monday afternoon on the ground Pibarot. After dinner he came to visit the staff and players of Team France at the "Castle".
It has recently been confirmed that Hatem will return on the 7th of may to show his talent and appreciation for the fanz of newcastle....
Alan Pardew stated: Ben arfa is in training , we spoke at length this morning to the player.He needs a bit more work and have pencilled hime for the last three games of the season... Well we are all waiting patiently and inshallah once his fully fit he will be back as normal...good luck hatem everyone can not wait to see you..x
Hatem Ben Arfa has revealed he could have lost his leg earlier this season if he had not undergone an emergency second operation.
He had initial surgery on the injury, but several weeks later developed an infection which required another operation to prevent surgeons cutting off his leg. "I was told that I could have had my leg cut off if they didn't operate on me very quickly." Hatem Ben Arfa "I needed a second operation because I had an infection," Ben Arfa "It was a big infection which could have been very dangerous. "I was told that I could have had my leg cut off if they didn't operate on me very quickly." Respect Ben Arfa had been on loan at Newcastle from Marseille at the time of the injury, but subsequently agreed a permanent deal at St James' Park in January. He is expected to resume light training this week, but conceded there was a stage when he thought he may have had to quit due to the severity of the injury.
The 24-year-old added: "You take a blow, that's for sure, and I started seeing myself as someone whose career was over, who no longer plays football. "That brought me closer to my friends and I started to really think about things because I wasn't in the spotlight. "I travelled a bit and the break did me a lot of good and hopefully it stands me in good stead for the future. "Newcastle showed me so much respect and a lot of live that I want to give back to them. "I will give everything I can for this club because they trusted me and, for a human being, that is really touching."