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Pardew - Ben Arfa's his own man

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Pardew - Ben Arfa's his own man (©GettyImages)
Pardew - Ben Arfa's his own man (©GettyImages).

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted the secret of Hatem Ben Arfa's success has been to leave him to his own devices when he is on the ball.

The 25-year-old Frenchman fired the Magpies into the thick of the race for Champions League qualification with a stunning individual goal which set them on their way to a fifth successive Barclays Premier League victory and left Bolton deep in the relegation mire.

"I don't give him too much information offensively. Somebody like Hatem, you have got to let them have their world - it's his world when he has the ball," Pardew said.

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