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What are your thoughts on him?

Personally I think he is really talented. I saw him play in a tournament in Madrid when he was 14 and was still at Clairfontaine, he was by the far the best player and I remeber Barca and Liverpool expressing an interest in him after that. I have read quotes from Troussier and Blanc separately saying that they thought our national team would be based round him in a few years time.

The next Zizou?
 

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so was this guy all hype?

I remember him and Benzema in their Lyon days......but I rarely hear of Ben Arfa's name anymore unlike Benzema.
 

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The next Zizou?
Hardly, but he has great talent. To me he needs to get his head right as is the case with many talented players. Had a few problems with Gerets last season when i expected him to tear it up at OM. Maybe this will be his season? Hopefully...
 

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He was never going to be the next Zidane... It was always obvious the Benzema was the more talented of the two... But Ben Arfa is a very good player nonetheless, although his temperament keeps getting in the way of his development...
 

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Nah never close to being the next Zidane, not the same type of player nor the same level. If anyone has a chance and is similar to Zizou it's Gourcuff.
 

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what a goal!
 
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