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Pardew urges Ben Arfa to impress

7 August 2012 16:49

Alan Pardew has told Hatem Ben Arfa to prove his worth to the France squad by showing his ability for Newcastle United.

The striker was one of four players summoned by the French FA after separate incidents throughout a tumultuous campaign for Les Bleus, along with Samir Nasri, Yann M'Villa and Jeremy Menez.

Coach Laurent Blanc has since left the France set up, with Didier Deschamps his replacement and Pardew, despite claiming the Moroccan-born Frenchman is in good spirits, has challenged Ben Arfa to perform to his best and prove he is deserving of a place in the national side.

"He's been very smiley still," Pardew told The Chronicle.

"These things can happen at international level.

"I don't think Hatem was too impressed with the experience he had there. Good - now show them how good you are with Newcastle."

Nasri, M’Vila, Menez and Ben Arfa were all punished for their various actions in Poland and Ukraine.

Nasri insulted a journalist, Menez clashed with team-mate Hugo Lloris, M'Vila reacted poorly to his substitution against Spain and the Newcastle winger was involved in a bust up with Blanc.

And Ben Arfa has history with the new France coach Deschamps, with the pair unable to see eye-to-eye at times at Marseille.

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