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Lyon Star: Arsenal Are Arfa-ter Me.

Lyon Star: Arsenal Are Arfa-ter Me.

Arsenal have been strongly linked with Lyon player Ben Arfa in recent weeks, and the player himself has now revealed there has been talks.

As Arsene Wenger claims that new players are imminent, the 21 year old says we have already been intouch.

'It is true that we have spoken about Arsenal, but we will see how it is going to happen,' he told L'Equipe.

'If I stay at Lyon, it is to play. Wherever I go, it will be to play. The season is not over yet, two games are remaining. Today I am at Lyon. We will see what tomorrow is made of.'

I won't pretend to be a connoisseur of European football and have seen very little of Arfa, but I'm told he is exactly the kind of player we are looking for.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Monday May 12 2008
Time: 4:19PM

Comments

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Lyon star???? He is on the bench since december, he did only start 2 or 3 games........
FloG
12/05/2008 16:23:00
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I told you I didn't know anything about European football didn't I? What more do you want? Sheesh!!
Rocky7
12/05/2008 16:41:00
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i hope we get him, i checked out the guy from stuttgart..mario gomez..that kids good...!! lets see what happens though..next few weeks will be exciting...
Wenger_Knows
12/05/2008 16:41:00
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Sorry Rocky 7, it wasn't in a nasty way. lol. Just he is a bit selfish at the moment, he didn't as well in the second half of the season as he started it. (ego + selfish + french squad call + TV = bad habits come back)
FloG
12/05/2008 16:48:00
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FloG - If anyone can sooth the savage beast it's Arsene. Robin van Persie and Adebayor both came to Arsenal with terrible reputations and Wenger sorted them out!!
Rocky7
12/05/2008 16:57:00
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FloG, yes, he's been selfish (sometimes) but I think his attitude stems very much from how Perrin has treated him, and his personal feud with Benzema. And Benzema has a massive ego, it's not just Ben Arfa who's at fault. I think Perrin has used Ben Arfa's shabbily. I really do think Wenger would have the ability to handle Ben Arfa.
jaelle
12/05/2008 17:20:00
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I'd rather have Benzema thanks. When Ben Arfa started, he was hailed as the new Zizou. Like Theo, he went in his shell. A friend of mine, who's a good follower of Ligue 1 thinks that he wastes too many balls and a stint in English football at MU would do him as much good as Ronaldo who was also wasteful initially.
Gael-Force
12/05/2008 20:20:00
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The Gunners will be able to shop at the top shops this year.
codbater
12/05/2008 20:25:00
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What we need to remember is that Wenger sees potential in players and then makes them improve immensely. Just look at Adebayor, Toure, Almunia, Henry.......... He's obviously a big fan of Ben Arfa and personally I think a left winger is much needed. Diaby can then be used in the middle where he is supposed to be!
codchops
12/05/2008 23:06:00
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I thin Ben Arfa is a quality prospect. He is ridiculously selfish though, as has been said already but it's nothing that can't be fixed. Arsene will teach him good team play, there are times when it would be better to pass to someone else and he tries to go all the way. He will learn though, as Theo has.
Keplaz
12/05/2008 23:46:00
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