What happened to Ben Arfa?
The French forward Hatem Ben Arfa is celebrating over a year without playing football ever since his fallout with the president of the club. The player was brought in from Nice on a Bosnian transfer after a stellar season which produced 17 goals in Ligue 1 and produced 6 assists. The 31 year old was pretty much in Unai Emery’s plans right until a joke he made angered his bosses. A joke to the Emir of Qatar about not being able to get in contact with President AL Khelaifi placed the player in hot soup and the president swore that the player would not set foot in the Parc De Prince again wearing the PSG colors. His manager was forced to just accept the players fate because he also is employed and holds no power in such decisions.
The player then shared a picture of himself on his birthday with a caption which read, “Here goes to one year without football. This calls for celebration.”
He’s now counting down to the day he leaves the club when his contract expires this June and he just can’t wait. The player has also turned down some offers from clubs in Europe in exchange to stay at PSG and collect his weekly salaries which proves that he is somehow paying back to the harsh decision of not paying him. He is believed to be planning on buying pizza for the whole squad as he squanders the last pennies of the club that have damaged his career. Do you think that both parties have been mature in dealing with this situation? Drop your thoughts below