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Newcastle United: Fans make heavy case for Hatem Ben Arfa to be in Team of the Decade

Newcastle United: Fans make heavy case for Hatem Ben Arfa to be in Team of the Decade

Following the release of Mark Douglas’ Team of the Decade for the Newcastle Chronicle, there has been plenty of debate in regards to who should make the cut, with some Magpies supporters taking issue with the fact Hatem Ben Arfa isn’t on the team sheet. 

Is Ben Arfa Newcastle's best player since Shearer?

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Ben Arfa, who practically guided Newcastle to Europa League qualification as one of their best players during the famous 2011/2012 campaign, was controversially omitted from the line-up – with Douglas opting instead for Moussa Sissoko an arguably just as divisive figure, ahead of his compatriot.

However, given the way Ben Arfa left Tyneside and his limited time wearing the famous black and white stripes, perhaps there is a case for leaving him out.

There is plenty of evidence swinging towards the ex-France international, with plenty of sublime moments in a black and white jersey to choose from – including that incredible solo goal at home to Bolton Wanderers.

As a result, some supporters can’t believe the fact he isn’t included, here’s what they had to say on Twitter.

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