Speaking in an interview with Nice Matin, OGC Nice manager Lucien Favre said that he could work with Hatem Ben Arfa.
“I have seen a lot of Nice videos last year, he was in all the footage. Nice did not win many games when he was not there it seems. I could deal with him. I have spoken with him last summer. He was already on his way to Sevilla or PSG. I would not play him on the wing, that would be pointless. It us not easy to find him a position. In a 4-4-2, a sort of defensive 4-3-3, where he could play a false nine. At Gladbach, we played with two false nines.”