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Hatem Ben Arfa insists he wants to become a Newcastle United legend.

Last Updated: 19/09/13 at 12:45 Post Comment

Hatem Ben Arfa: Wants to entertain at Newcastle

Hatem Ben Arfa: Wants to entertain at Newcastle

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The French midfielder has been in brilliant form this season - his third with the club.

Alan Pardew has called for Ben Arfa to be recalled by France given his recent form, but the player has his focus firmly set on Newcastle.

"I want to be like Ginola and Asprilla and entertain every week. We hope we can fill the stadium out and do something similar," he told the Evening Chronicle.

"There is such a big culture here and we want to continue it.

"There is respect from our fans for players of the past and now we want to be remembered in the same way by entertaining the fans.

"In Newcastle, there is such respect for the players. I was surprised at how much though.

"I'm a player now but when I'm finished, I hope it will be the same."

Consistent

Pardew has called on Ben Arfa to become more 'consistent' and he admits he does need to produce every week.

"The manager has told me I need to be consistent. I need to do it every game. Not one game on and one game off," he continued.

"Villa is out of the way and I must do exactly the same against Hull. I want to be at that high level."

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