Former Toon Star Joins Rennes

Former Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa has joined French side Rennes.

Image result for Man City 2 Newcastle Hatem Ben ArfaBen Arfa, 31, who has been a free agent since leaving Paris Saint Germain at the end of last season, has signed a one-year contract with the Brittany club.

The ex-Marseille winger did not feature at all under former PSG manger Unai Emery last term and last played for the Ligue 1 champions during the 2016/17 season.

"I learned a lot of things in Paris," the former France international said on Sunday.

"The last year has been very complicated, but one can learn from every experience. We fall, we get up, we fall, we get up.

"Today, thanks to all of it, I am confident."

Ben Arfa joined PSG in 2016 after an impressive stint with Nice, where he scored 18 goals during the 2015/16 season.

Rennes finished fifth in Ligue 1 last year and are in the group stages of this season's Europa League.

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MAN CITY 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Yedlin)
Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Clark (Murphy 81), Dummett, Kenedy (Atsu 54), Diamé, Ki Sung-yueng, Pérez, Rondón (Joselu 73)
Subs: Muto, Sterry, Darlow, Longstaff

NOTTINGHAM FOR 3 NEWCASTLE 1 (Rondon)
Darlow, Sterry, Schär, Fernandez (Pérez 69), Clark, Atsu, Longstaff, Ki Sung-yueng, Kenedy, Muto (Murphy 77), Joselu (Rondón 82)
Subs: Elliot, Dummett, Diamé, Yedlin

NEWCASTLE 1 CHELSEA 2 (Joselu)
Dubravka, Yedlin, Schär (Muto 79), Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie, Diamé, Ki Sung-yueng, Murphy (Pérez 73), Rondón (Joselu 62)
Subs: Sterry, Darlow, Atsu, Longstaff

CARDIFF 0 NEWCASTLE 0
Dubravka, Manquillo (Hayden 45), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Murphy 70), Shelvey, Diamé, Kenedy, Pérez (Muto 65), Joselu
Subs: Ki Sung-yueng, Rondón, Fernandez, Darlow

NEWCASTLE 1 TOTTENHAM 2 (Joselu)
Dubravka, Yedlin (90+2), Lascelles, Clark, Dummett, Ritchie (Atsu 69), Shelvey, Diamé, Kenedy, Pérez (Muto 81),Joselu (Rondón 59)
Subs: Ki Sung-yueng, Schär, Manquillo, Darlow