Newcastle star Ben Arfa’s season is over.

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HATEM Ben Arfa has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

The Newcastle United forward needs an operation on his hamstring.

“Hatem’s not so good,” said Pardew. “I think he’s going to need an operation on his hamstring, and we’ll miss him for the rest of the season.”

However, there was better news on midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who hurt his groin in last night’s 1-0 win over Anzhi Makhachkala.

United manager Alan Pardew says Cabaye has a chance of being involved against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Sunday.