I've yet to really feel satisfied whenever i play with Ben Arfa in game, he plays as a good player obviously with these kind of abilities stat-wise, but it doesn't feel like Ben Arfa. I have some suggestions from what i've been going through and watching lately.
First off, i just want to know who changed his attack? I've read through the pages of discussion, nothing on reasons for an attack boost. It's really unwarranted, he isn't yellow even, by all means i think the previous (i think 78?) value is more representative. He always goes for the dribble, and when he does actually make nice passes, it's not really exceptional attack as they are clear options to play. In wake of various options, usually he chooses either a self-centered one (dribble), or a fairly dissapointing one, like switching the ball instead of seeking the two through ball options.
-ACC was crazy from the link i posted earlier, 90-91 is sufficient... though that particular just made me sit upright
, there are also examples like 1, 2, (also ACC example)
-TS could get a hitch, he was clearly faster then an equally TS 83 rated Ekotto, though that could mean a downgrade for Ekotto then Ben Arfa, anyways, Ben Arfa clearly showed more TS then Ekotto
Even here in this example. in this space, he beat Kyle Walker to the ball
, that's no small feat. I've watched closely his dribbling and speed relation, and can't help thinking his TS is better while his DS is a bit lower? In for example the Bolton goal
, that was more kick and run style replication in game, you can't replicate that sprint dribbling... on a whole he keeps really really fantastic control but not so blisteringly quick i think, just a minor adjustment of DS to 90-91. This is just a bit of a theory, an idea. Solidly, i think TS is at least 84-85 would be maybe better.
-AGI wise, he's at least as good as hazard here... really nice wriggling turns and moves and swiftness that more often then not leaves defenders bamboozled; examples; 1, 2, 3, 4.
-BB, he's held off some stronger players fairly well, i.e; Against Jake Livermore BB 83
, Against Assou-Ekotto 80 BB
, Against Bale 82 BB
, Hard to see, but against Ekotto again
-Is his RES really bad? In many situations where there are loose balls near him he reacts fairly sharp, i.e.; 1, (also used as agility example
, 2, (also used as BB example
keep watching until 2:45
to see Ben Arfa hold him up again, actually using strength as an advantage,
Jack of all trades example, shows BB, RES, ACC, and AGI
, This one as well shows ACC, BB, AGI
I have more examples, but they don't seem necessary as these clips do a fair job showing off his abilities.
In summary, and in light of these examples, I'd suggest;
ATT - approx. 78
ACC - 91/92, leaning more to 91, the 90 ACC is fairly... sufficient?
feel it's a tad low, but got an unbiased opinion that felt it was about that so no harm in leaving it to discussion
DS - 90/91
TS - 84/85
AGI - 90/91
BB - 80/81 (not 100% set on a value here)
RES - Not sure here, will need to try some values to get a better idea, open to suggestions and views on the examples, i'm thinking low-to-mid greens.
Any opinions, thoughts on this?
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