Hatem Ben Arfa eyes title challenge

Ben Arfa eyes titles challenge
© PA Photos
Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa believes that his side could launch a serious title challenge next season.

Newcastle United's Hatem Ben Arfa has expressed his belief that his side could mount a serious title challenge next season.

Ben Arfa was a key part of the Newcastle side that finished fifth last season, and believes that they can go at least one better in the upcoming campaign.

Manager Alan Pardew has managed to keep hold of his best players during the summer, and Ben Arfa refused to rule out the possibility of winning the league.

"All the players have stayed here. I think we have to have confidence as we have very good players. Maybe if we feel very good, we can finish between fourth and first. Why not? Why can we not say we could be champions?" said Ben Arfa.

"Maybe? Anything is possible. We can challenge for it. We have good players, a good stadium and great supporters.

"We have to have confidence. I believe we can do what I say."

The Magpies begin their campaign at home to Tottenham Hotspur on August 18.

Share this article now:
Hatem Ben Arfa
Read Next:
Pardew: 'Ben Arfa will prove critics wrong'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd28185553203359
3Liverpool28169365323357
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs28167553242955
5Chelsea28165750252553
6Arsenal27136851361545
7Burnley2891092225-337
8Leicester CityLeicester2899104041-136
9Everton2897123247-1534
10Watford2896133847-933
11Bournemouth2888123343-1032
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton28710112637-1131
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham2879123550-1530
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2886142548-2330
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2878132738-1129
16Southampton28512112941-1227
17Crystal Palace2869132543-1827
18Swansea CitySwansea2876152141-2027
19Stoke CityStoke2868142854-2626
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom28311142242-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand