FM 2013 player profile – Hatem Ben Arfa

FM 2013 Best Players

written by Darren Smith

Hatem Ben Arfa

Age: 25

Position: AMC/AMR

Club: Newcastle United

Nationality: French

Value: £9 million

Price tag: £14 million (in patch 13.3)

Hatem Ben Arfa profile in 2012 (after starting new game, patch 13.3)

fm13 player profile, ben arfa2, 2012 profile

Hatem Ben Arfa scouting report from Lawlor of Man Utd

Hatem Ben Arfa profile aged 29 in the year 2016

Hatem Ben Arfa career history until 2016

This FM 2013 player profile of Hatem Ben Arfa is outrageous. The French wizzkid is by far my favorite player, you could put an army of trolls in front of goal and he’d find a way through! I used Ben Arfa as inside forward with attack duty from AMR and he was immense. Minimum of 10 goals a seasons and averaged 13 assists, all in the league alone.

Hatem won countless awards and even managed 35 goals in all competitions adding 17 assists during 2014/15. The word genius doesn’t begin to describe this guy and you can have him for £14 million, but act fast as Man City will strike quick. Shortly after taking the screenshots above I sold Ben Arfa for £30 million aged 29, so he’s a solid signing that can easily double your investment.

Best buy rating: 9.5/10

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Nick Sundin

YEEEEES, newcastle’s best player finally. Won me the title along with cisse first season but needs be, I sold him to Juventus for 34 million start of 2013/14


I always do a swap deal with juventus for vidal.
He’s too inconsistent, lazy and injury prone.


Is the list you add requested players to, secret? (I am talking about the ones you haven’t scouted yet)


This guy was injured on my Newcastle game. 1st injury was 5 months. Upon return, scored a goal against Arsenal in 80+ minutes. But also got injured for another 5 months. After injury. His pace is down to 11, and stamina to 10. WTF? Is there a way to get him back to his old self or did I do some mismanagement for this to happen?First step I did was to actually replace my Head Physio. Any suggestions guys?


darren what do you think about fede vico ? the kid seems to have potential


ty mate =).


Darren, I wondering how well Davide Santon and Haris Vuckic developed on your Newcastle save?

Also, what do you think of Jetro Willems? Under the right management, will he turn into a great player?



I was thinking of trying to sign Moussa Sissoko on a free in the January transfer window (that is, unless he signs a new contract for Toulouse or someone else snaps him up!)

How does he develop on this year’s game? I bought him on FM11 and he developed into an absolute beast. Always remember his ridiculous long shots on that game!

AzzA GooneR

Ben Arfa was a bit of a fizzer for me. i agree with Ioci, lazy and injury prone. i sold him off to real madrid after 2 seasons of barely rating in the 7’s at arsenal (not good enough by my standards for a winger) and from there his career has floundered.


excuse me, but what? this guy is a selfish bastard. sold him after half season to juventus. he was a constant crap. worst member of my squad. hate this guy !


and yeah… AMR (Inside Forward) either with attack or support duty. sucked big time

Abdirisaq Osman

Hatem Ben arfa is a beast. Lack only crossing but that can be worked on. Too overpowered


Im thinking of selling Ben Arfa for 25m in my second season. And I think I can get Shaqiri after getting the money and still have extra to buy a CM. I know its a good deal but do you think Shaqiri would be good replacement for him or can you recommend another AMR for me? Ben Arfa seems to be shooting ill advised longshots and doesnt pass obvious through balls to team mates. :(

Viet Anh

Great player !! Newcastle wont ever accept a bid lower than 30 mil £ for him.
I started new games in 4 different countries and noticed that Man city always have a bid accepted of 34 mil £ for him at the first day of transfer market O.O

I admire technical players with great Balance, but is he worth that much of money ?