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Newcastle announce loan of Hatem Ben Arfa

August 28, 2010
By Soccernet staff
Newcastle have announced the signing of Hatem Ben Arfa on an initial season-long loan deal from Marseille.

Ben Arfa, a French international, went on strike at L'OM in order to get a move away from the club and weeks of negotiations eventually came to a head on Saturday when his loan was approved.

After signing for Newcastle, Ben Arfa said: "It was always my first choice to come here and I'm delighted to be here. I've paid real attention to the history of the club and the great ...

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