Hatem Ben Arfa returns

  • By: Graeme Bailey
  • Last Updated: February 19 2013, 9:46 GMT

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has confirmed that Hatem Ben Arfa is back in full training after more than two months on the sidelines.

Hatem Ben Arfa returns

Hatem Ben Arfa

21. Hatem Ben Arfa

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Appearances 8 (14)
Goals 1
Assists 3
Yellows 1
Reds 0
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The Magpies have struggled with injuries in recent months - but now they have been boosted by the news that they have a full squad fit again.

Pardew was speaking ahead of the second leg of their Europa League last-32 clash with Metalist Kharkiv in Ukraine.

"We are looking well and Hatem Ben Arfa has come back," Pardew told Sky Sports.

"I am sure our fans are looking forward to hearing that and we had our full squad training which is great."

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