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Ben Arfa close to return

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HATEM BEN ARFA has been slated for an October return after a positive fitness bullet-in from France.

In a sizeable boost for Newcastle, scans from medics at Clairefontaine have confirmed NO fresh damage to the broken leg sustained nearly a year ago. Instead it is ligament damage that should have fully healed in a little over three weeks.

The schedule now for the mercurial France midfielder is a return to the North East to take in the Fulham game in seven days, with a full return to the club’s Benton training base on September 10.

He would then be in line for a first-team return in three weeks – giving him a chance to play when Newcastle go to Wolves on October 1.

Pardew confirmed to the Sunday Sun: “We’ve had some positive news about Hatem and that is that we’ve had a second consultation and it’s come back the same as the first.

“The break is fine and it’s a ligament problem. We expect him back at the training ground – fingers crossed – by September 10. And that’s with some preparational work in terms of his fitness.

“So he should come back to training that day.

“He’ll come and watch the Fulham game but now he’s working towards that point. The realistic aim is three weeks from when he returns on September 10.”
21st August 2011 11:57 AM
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RE: Ben Arfa close to return

Hope once he returns he can get a good run of games under his belt. He's been one of a few players I've been really excited to see and to see what he's capable of.
21st August 2011 12:58 PM
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RE: Ben Arfa close to return

perhaps he can show Obertan how to run with the ball and beat a player
21st August 2011 01:11 PM
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