The former Newcastle man feels the player was mishandled by the Palace boss at St James' Park.
Indeed, the now Crystal Palace head coach was very clear that Ben Arfa needed to try harder during his time at Newcastle.
Eventually, the Frenchman was allowed to leave St James' Park - and is now shining in Ligue 1.
Remember this kid was hounded out of Newcastle for not being fit— Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) April 10, 2016
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Opinion has always been split, however, when it comes to the former Newcastle man.
Is it simply wishful thinking to assume Ben Arfa would have been a similar success with the Magpies had he stayed on at St James' Park?
Some players just aren't a fit at Newcastle and Ben Arfa's attitude was often questionable.
That said, there are those - like Quinn - who believe the Frenchman would have thrived had he been treated better by his manager - now the man in charge at Crystal Palace.