Hatem Ben Arfa is currently living his worst moments in Newcastle. Announced on departure and especially close to a return to France, the French player has also not played Monday night during the failure against Arsenal (3-0).
Complicated period for the former Lyon, although for his coach Alan Pardew, his absence in the field is not related to his situation.
“He’s in shape, but I choose the best squad to get the best outcome possible,” said Pardew after the meeting in remarks relayed by the Newcastle Chronicle.
Not sure that this development is sufficient to extinguish the controversy.