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Pardew delighted with Ben Arfa

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Pardew delighted with Ben Arfa (©GettyImages)
Pardew delighted with Ben Arfa (©GettyImages).

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew once again urged France boss Laurent Blanc to take a look at Hatem Ben Arfa as he prepares to pick his Euro 2012 squad.

The winger turned in another fleet-footed display to help the Magpies to a 2-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Liverpool and leave his manager purring.

Pardew, who nursed the Frenchman back from an horrendous double leg fracture, said: "When you have a player who has a special talent, sometimes they look at you as a manager and they want to play. He wasn't fit. He had worked really, really hard, but he wasn't actually match-fit."

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