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Hatem Ben Arfa Biography & Latest News

Hatem Ben Arfa Biography

Hatem Ben Arfa is a French footballer who plays for English club Newcastle United in the Premier League. Dubbed as "one of the best-rated talents in France", he plays as a winger and an attacking midfielder. Ben Arfa began his career as a football player training at ASV Châtenay-Malabry. Couple of years later, he moved to Montrouge CF 92. In 1998, Ben Arfa joined sporting club AC Boulogne-Billancourt. But it was not until he was 15 and training hard at Ligue 1 champions- Lyon's youth academy, that he was truly exposed to the football game. In August 2004 he signed his first professional contract agreeing to a three-year deal with the club. Ben Arfa made his professional debut on the opening match day of the 2004–05 season against Nice. Ben Arfa scored his first professional goal two months later on 10 November in a Coupe de la Ligue match against Lille. Ben Arfa officially joined Marseille on 1 July 2008 for €12 million. On 27 February 2010, he scored his first league goal of the season in a 3–0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain, earning him the title "UNFP Player of the Month". On 22 July 2010, he departed to Newcastle United on a season long loan. On 5 January 2011, Ben Arfa agreed to a permanent transfer to Newcastle United for four and half years. During his time with the club he has appeared in 42 matches and scored 8 goals. Ben Arfa is a former French youth international having played at all levels. At under-17 level, he was a part of the team that won the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.  

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Transfer news and rumours of the day: 14th June 2017
Transfer news and rumours of the day: 14th June 2017
A quick roundup of today's top transfer news.
Ligue 1 2016/17: 10 of the worst transfers of the season
Ligue 1 2016/17: 10 of the worst transfers of the season
A look at some of the worst moves by clubs in Ligue 1 during the 2016/17 campaign.
Ranking the players of Real Madrid Castilla
Ranking the players of Real Madrid Castilla
We rank the players of Real Madrid Castilla, Madrid's B team, in order of their talent, potential and chances of making it to first team.
Simeone and Mourinho are killing football - Ben Arfa takes aim at star coaches and Ronaldo
Simeone and Mourinho are killing football - Ben Arfa takes aim at star coaches and Ronaldo
Discussing an indifference towards the modern game, Hatem Ben Arfa criticised Diego Simeone, Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo.
5 players from Ligue 1 who could move to the Premier League this summer
5 players from Ligue 1 who could move to the Premier League this summer
These five Ligue 1 players have lit up the French league and could make their way to England in the summer.
Ligue 1: Nice back to top, Edinson Cavani booked for tribute in PSG's win
Ligue 1: Nice back to top, Edinson Cavani booked for tribute in PSG's win
Nice still top despite PSG winning.
UEFA Champions League 2016/17: Arsenal 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain - Player Ratings
UEFA Champions League 2016/17: Arsenal 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain - Player Ratings
PSG retained top spot after an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Emirates.
PSG beat Nantes, Rennes tied in Ligue 1
PSG beat Nantes, Rennes tied in Ligue 1
FIFA 17 ratings for PSG
FIFA 17 ratings for PSG
The Official FIFA 17 ratings for Paris Saint-Germain are out and several players have got significant upgrades.
PSG beat Bastia 1-0, Monaco play 2-2 draw with Guingamp in Ligue 1
PSG beat Bastia 1-0, Monaco play 2-2 draw with Guingamp in Ligue 1
Will not retire from football: Demba Ba
Will not retire from football: Demba Ba
PSG sign midfielder Ben Arfa for two years
PSG sign midfielder Ben Arfa for two years
PSG sign Hatem Ben Arfa from Nice on a two year deal
PSG sign Hatem Ben Arfa from Nice on a two year deal
The Paris club will pay Ben Arfa, one of the stars of Ligue 1 last season a bumper wage
Euro 2016: France’s 23-man squad that won’t play - Is it better than the one that will?
Euro 2016: France’s 23-man squad that won’t play - Is it better than the one that will?
France is a team with many quality players and because of the same, some top players have been excluded from the team for Euro.
Transfer news and rumours of the day: June 4, 2016
Transfer news and rumours of the day: June 4, 2016
A roundup of the transfer news and rumours from the world of football.
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