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Newcastle hot-shot Hatem Ben Arfa has responded to being dropped by manager Alan Pardew by insisting he is happy to play anywhere for the Magpies. 

The explosive attacker has not featured in Newcastle's last two victories over Chelsea and Tottenham due to the belief he does not work hard enough to help out the defence.

But he's responded in positive fashion by insisting, just like his team mate Yoan Gouffran, that he is happy in any position that helps the black and whites' cause. 

He told the Shields Gazette: "I'll play anywhere on the pitch if the gaffer thinks it's best for the team. 

"I'll give 100 per cent anywhere he puts me."

The Frenchman has come in for criticism lately for his inconsistent performances that has seen him score a sublime winner against Fulham and a sensational display against Aston Villa which were followed up by low-key appearances in Newcastle's defeats to Hull and Everton. 

Pardew has always asked for more from his tricky winger, sometimes deploying him up top on his own to unsettle opposition defences.

However, he is ineffective some days as he is brilliant the next, but insists he always gives the team his all: "I'm a professional footballer player - I have to give everything on the pitch. It is the same for all players.

"I'll play anywhere - just not goalkeeper!"

After Tim Krul's match-winning performance against Spurs last time out, Ben Arfa need not worry about Pardew asking him to don the gloves in any future game. 

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