Date: 24th August 2018 at 6:00pm
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It seems like it is a debate that happens every year among the fanbase: whether to bring Hatem Ben Arfa back to the club.

Our former player was released by Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season and can be signed up as a free agent outside of the transfer window.

Along with Ben Arfa, the Chronicle also suggested a few other names including Claudio Marchisio and Yaya Toure, but much of the talk on Twitter was about the French playmaker:

Some believe Rafa wouldn’t tolerate Ben Arfa’s low work rate:

The former French international can be best described as an enigma. He has undoubted natural ability, but he has fallen foul a number of times with managers due to his lack of discipline.

I could see Rafa being able to keep him on the straight and narrow, but our manager has a strict tactical plan which a player like Ben Arfa, with his flair and instinct for improvisation, just wouldn’t fit into.

 

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