Posted on Saturday, 9th June 2012 by Tony Merakli
Arsene Wenger was once keen on signing Hatem Ben Arfa, when the French winger was at Lyon, and could/should (in my opinion) rekindle his interest in the 25-year-old, after the Newcastle playmaker recently admitted that he would consider a ‘really serious’ proposition from a bigger club this summer.
‘Newcastle are a very big club, even if there are bigger ones.
‘If I do not have a really, really serious proposal, I’ll stay.
‘If a big club comes, but does not propose something interesting – that is to say, the coach really wants me – I’ll stay.’
The France international then went on to commend his current club and their fans for their support and says he has settled well at Newcastle:
‘I have settled in that team, I have trust from the coach, chairman and all the fans. I have never been settled like that.’
I don’t know about you guys but I would love to see Wenger revive his interest in Ben Arfa this summer.
The former Lyon and Marseille man is exactly what we are looking for, especially if the likes of Andrey Arshavin, Park Chu-Young and Abou Diaby are sold on.
The versatile French winger possesses pace and agility in abundance, as well as great technique, dribbling skill and creativity. He looks an Arsenal player to me and would do well for our club.
The only stumbling block in this potential move would be the transfer fee, as Ben Arfa still has three years left to run on his existing contract, meaning Newcastle will more than likely demand a commanding fee – should they consider selling – and rightly so after the season the Frenchman had at the Sports Direct Arena.
I imagine a lot of top European clubs will be circling Ben Arfa after his latest comments this summer. I just hope we’re one of them!
What do you guys think – Should Wenger rekindle his interest in Ben Arfa this summer?
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