Hatem Ben Arfa made a much-needed move to Hull City on deadline day. Steve Bruce has given Ben Arfa the chance to resurrect his career after a troubled time lately at Newcastle United.
Ben Arfa completed his season-long loan move to the KC Stadium on Monday and will be keen to repay Bruce’s faith in his ability. It looks likely that the former Olympique Lyonnais and Marseille winger has played his last game for the Magpies. The 27-year-old faced a season training with the youth side, as Alan Pardew had lost patience in the Frenchman. Since his arrival in England, Ben Arfa has been in the news for the wrong reasons as well as the right and he’s never been too far away from controversy.
Ben Arfa came over from French soccer in 2010 and played 76 times for Newcastle. He is a player with undoubted talent, but there’s a frustrating side to that talent. Ben Arfa, who has been capped 13 times by France, has tested Pardew’s patience one time too many and finds himself out the door at St. James’ Park. It’s a move that will delight Ben Arfa, but now he needs to show the soccer world what we know he’s capable of and get back to his superb best. The 27-year-old hasn’t featured for Newcastle this season and his last appearance was in Newcastle’s 4-0 home defeat to Manchester United last term.
After the international break, Ben Arfa will be looking to repay the faith that his new boss has shown him, when Hull City entertain West Ham United on Sep. 15.