Date: 5th January 2011 at 10:24am
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Alan Pardew has made Hatem Ben Arfa his first Newcastle United, with the former Olympique de Marseille man signing this morning. Confirmed on the official website, he has secured a four and a half year deal

Good news for Newcastle fans who had taken the talented Frenchman to their hearts despite only brief appearances in a black and white shirt.

More to follow later…