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Hatem Ben Arfa filmed warming up lazily during PSG match

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Two months into the season and Hatem Ben Arfa must now be regretting his decision to join the club he supported as boy, Paris Saint-Germain, in the summer.

The ex-Newcastle ace had been able to get his career back on track - after falling out of love with the game during his last 18 months in England - by plying his trade for Nice during the 2015/16 campaign and deservedly earned a big move to the French champions.

But it is pretty safe to say the early part of Ben Arfa's PSG career could not have gone much worse.

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After starting most of manager Unai Emery's first few games in charge, the Frenchman has now fallen well out of favour and was even made to train by himself during September, clearly suggesting something wasn't quite right.

Emery has openly criticised the attacking midfielder's work rate and attitude, meanwhile, a video showing some half-hearted press ups from Ben Arfa during training last month went viral - adding further fuel to the fire.

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As a result, the French maverick has had to settle for brief cameo appearances off the bench to try and prove his worth, with little success so far.

And unfortunately for Ben Arfa, another video has emerged which, should Emery get his hands on, is unlikely to help his claims to a starting role.

Once again, Ben Arfa was picked on the bench for PSG's Champions League clash with Basel on Wednesday.

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While his team were looking dominant over their Swiss opponents, Ben Arfa was among a few substitutes warming up along the touchline.

As appears to be standard protocol these days, someone got their camera phone out to record the PSG stars limber themselves up.

Only it was one of the most relaxed warm-ups you're likely to see, with Ben Arfa appearing to put in the least amount of effort possible.

As the video below shows, the 29-year-old appears more focused on the match itself than actually making sure he is ready to come on if required.

Surprisingly, Emery did bring Ben Arfa on for the final 10 minutes after Angel di Maria and Lucas Moura had already handed the Ligue 1 side a comfortable two-goal lead.

Edinson Cavani added a third late on to secure the three points and keep Emery's men joint top of Group A with Arsenal.

But Ben Arfa will need to seriously evaluate how he is applying himself at the moment if he has any chance of breaking into the starting XI.

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