Newcastle Star Hatem Ben Arfa Feels He Could Have Been as Good as Lionel Messi

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Newcastle Star Hatem Ben Arfa Feels He Could Have Been as Good as Lionel Messi
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Newcastle United star Hatem Ben Arfa feels he could have been playing at a level comparable to Lionel Messi, if not for problems earlier in his career. The one-time bad-boy of French football saw his career falter in France which preceded his move to St James' Park.

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