OUTCAST Hatem Ben Arfa has been handed a squad number by Newcastle United – but has been relegated from No10 to 26.
The out-of-favour Frenchman has slipped down the pecking order after falling out with manager Alan Pardew, and that was reflected when this season’s squad numbers were announced today.
New signing Siem de Jong has taken Ben Arfa’s No10, while fellow acquisition Remy Cabella gets No20.
Jack Colback will wear 14, Daryl Janmaat is 22, Emmanuel Riviere has been handed the No29 shirt, while Ayoze Perez is 17.
Season-lon loan signing Facundo Ferreyra will wear No15.
Ryan Taylor moves to the vacant No4 shirt last filled by Yohan Cabaye, and exciting youngster Rolando Aarons gets Taylor’s old No16 jersey.