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#HatemChampion Is Trending In France As PSG Fans Rally For Ben Arfa

#HatemChampion Is Trending In France As PSG Fans Rally For Ben Arfa

Hatem Ben Arfa has yet to play a single minute of Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue One winning campaign and the club's supporters have started a trend to try and change that.

The former Newcastle United man has recently celebrated one year of not playing for the Parisians, with Unai Emery clearly not high on him.

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Joyeux anniversaire à moi , 1 an de placard ça se fête :sweat_smile:

A post shared by Hatem Ben Arfa (@hatembenarfaofficiel) on

Already confirmed to be leaving the French capital, a plethora of PSG supporters have got the hashtag '#HatemChampion' as the No.1 trend on France in an attempt to get Emery to play him for just one minute so he gets a winners' medal.

The response on social media has been nothing short of overwhelming:

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A fan favourite at Newcastle United, his time there ultimately ended on a sour note when he was released in January 2015 after an underwhelming loan at Hull City.

He rebuilt his career back in France with Nice, netting 18 goals in a single season playing under Leicester City boss Claude Puel and earning that big money move to PSG in July 2016.

Image: PA
Image: PA

But despite a promising start, Ben Arfa was never really fancied and his career has continued to embark on a downwards spiral.

Where should his next move be?

Sound off in the comments.

Topics: Football News, Paris Saint-Germain, Unai Emery, Football, Ligue One, PSG, Nice, Premier League, Hull City, France, Hatem Ben Arfa, Newcastle United

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