Pardew - We've Missed Ben Arfa's Pace

09 March 2013 12:27
Hatem Ben Arfa has got through his first match after injury unscathed.

Alan Pardew: “Hatem lasted longer than I thought.

“At half-time I thought we might have to take him off, but he got to 60 minutes, which means that Shola should be OK for Sunday.

“It’s that electric sharpness that we know he’s got.

“He got away a couple of times, but he couldn’t get away fully.

“That’ll come in the next two weeks, but he’ll be involved against Stoke.”


Source: Newcastle United Mad