Ben Arfa recalled to PSG squad

Paris Saint-Germain winger Hatem Ben Arfa will make his return to the first team after he was included in manager Unai Emery's match day squad for Saturday's Ligue One clash against Bordeaux.

Ben Arfa was dropped from the first team after a 1-1 draw with Saint-Etienne in early September, and has not featured for the club since.

The 29-year-old has had issues with discipline in the past and most notably his spell with Newcastle United was characterised by controversy.

Nonetheless, the player proved what a talent he was when he scored 18 goals in 37 appearances for Nice in 2015/16, and it earned him a move to PSG.

However, the France international has started slowly in Paris and a poor showing against Saint-Etienne saw him dropped from the first team squad.

With that said, Emery has included Ben Arfa in his squad to face Bordeaux on Saturday after he reportedly improved his attitude at training in recent times.

Les Parisiens' manager told reporters, "He did not train on Monday because he was injured, but Ben Arfa trained well on Thursday.

"It is important for him to train hard after missing a few games. He has trained hard for himself and that is great. That's the path to follow for him."

PSG are currently in fourth spot in the division while visitors Bordeaux are in fifth.

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